Aug 9, 2012 Mobile payment firm Square will begin processing all credit and debit transactions at Starbucks. Could it signal the beginning of the end of cash?
Heidi N. Moore
Aug 8, 2012 Startup Square gets a caffeine boost by providing mobile payments for Starbucks customers. The deal also includes credit card processing.
Jul 23, 2012 It had been rumored that Starbucks was interested in buying Peet's.
Jul 13, 2012 Tomorrow is Bastille Day in France, the French will be celebrating despite the rainy weather and eurozone turmoil. This week French carmaker, Peugot, announced major layoffs, signaling the tough economic climate facing the country.
Jul 12, 2012 As the first batch of bailout funds arrives at Spain's banks, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced an austerity plan to slash the public deficit. This includes tax hikes and cuts to unemployment benefits.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 6, 2012 What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
Jun 6, 2012 Words like "austerity," "sequestration" and "equity" are commonly used in news stories everywhere these days, but do you know what they mean? Senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains their actual definitions.
Jun 6, 2012 The credit rating agency Moody's downgraded seven German banks today, noting their exposure to Europe's debt problems and slower economic growth.
May 31, 2012 Today, Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to ratify Europe's new fiscal discipline pact. A vote against the treaty would challenge German-backed austerity measures.
May 25, 2012 In the last week, we've heard of a possible Greek exit from the euro, a U.S. debt ceiling showdown, HP layoffs, and a Facebook stock lawsuit. How does this news affect our psyche and what stories should we focus on amid all the turmoil?