May 3, 2012 Starbucks is working with a pioneer in microlending in developing countries - the Grameen Foundation - to lend money to small coffee farmers.
May 3, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says new recession could follow if the U.S. adopts Europe's deep cuts in government spending.
Apr 26, 2012 The Federal Reserve has upgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy in 2012 but also downgraded its outlooks for 2013 and 2014. There are worries the U.S. could fall back into recession just like the U.K. did.
Apr 24, 2012 In the U.K., meat theft is on the rise and it's not just hungry individuals -- we're talking fully-fledged organized crime gangs. And it doesn't stop at supermarket meat either.
Apr 24, 2012 French president Nicholas Sarkozy and former Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte find rising popular resentment at the austerity packages they implement.
Apr 23, 2012 Europe's strategy for dealing with it's debt crisis was called into question over the weekend following two big political developments: One in France, one in the Netherlands.
Apr 4, 2012 Google Offers and Banana Republic are the first businesses to join Starbucks in raising money for its U.S. job creation fund.
Mar 20, 2012 Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday about the European Debt crisis, urging European countries to avoid 'draconian' budget cuts that could make matters worse.
Mar 14, 2012 In the U.K. today, where Starbucks has just started writing customers' names on their coffee cups for the first time.