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Friday, March 23, 2018

Trump Vs. Ben Carson — And Starbucks?

What does it say what Donald Trump is now almost the voice of reason in the Republican president field?

November 10, 2015

This Week In Crazy: We Wish You A Joyous And Very Secular Late Autumn Period

It’s that non-denominational, post-Halloween, pre-New Years period again. How are you planning to celebrate the War on Christmas?

November 6, 2015
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Starbucks Raising Prices

The average price will rise about one percent, but 3.5 percent in Seattle.

July 8, 2015
A Starbucks restaurant in Toronto, Canada (BargainMoose via Flickr)

Before ‘Conversation On Race,’ We Need Education On Race

America isn’t nearly ready for a serious discussion of race.

March 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Ted Cruz And Liberty University vs. …Actual Liberty

Jon Stewart noticed that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched his campaign with a speech about freedom — which students were required to attend.

March 24, 2015

Is Starbucks Making You Uncomfortable Talking About Race? Good!

Starbucks should be applauded for trying to have an honest discussion about race.

March 23, 2015
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Starbucks As Citizen: CEO Schultz Acts Boldly On Social, Political Issues

At Starbucks, both coffee and progressive policy issues are matters of concern.

March 18, 2015

Starbucks Offers Employees University Aid

Washington (AFP) – Starbucks has announced that it will introduce a university education aid plan for its employees in a reflection of the skyrocketing cost of higher education in the United States. The global chain of coffee shops said its full- and part-time U.S.-based employees will be eligible for aid to complete a bachelor’s degree […]

June 17, 2014

EU Launches Probes Into Apple, Starbucks Tax Break Deals

Brussels (AFP) – The European Union launched a probe Wednesday to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid. “In the current context of tight public budgets, it is particularly important that large multinationals pay their fair share of […]

June 11, 2014

Good Company: 5 CEOs Who Support A Higher Minimum Wage

Subway CEO Fred DeLuca offered a common sense answer on Wednesday when asked about a possible increase to the minimum wage. “Over the years, I’ve seen so many of these wage increases. I think it’s normal,” DeLuca told CNBC, adding: “It won’t have a negative impact hopefully, and that’s what I tell my workers.” But […]

May 8, 2014