With Russia excluded from the upcoming G-8, we explore the economic benefit that comes from attending these summits. Plus, after piloting the idea in a few dozen locations, Starbucks will begin to serve alcohol and small plates at thousands of locations in coming years. What are the risks to Starbucks’s new strategy? Also on tap is a look at mid-career switchers who are learning to code. Plus, more on how Cypriots are still struggling to recover from the bank collapse in Cyprus a year ago, and the recent finding of offshore reserves of gas in the eastern Mediterranean.