Employed, but still homeless

Jun 17, 2018
One formerly-homeless barista describes working while living out of her car.
"But no, I never thought I'd be here," said Charlene Long, a barista who was formerly homeless. "And here I am, knowing how to make cortados, espressos, macchiatos. I didn't even know what a macchiato was last year. You know, it's crazy." 

The U.S. tries to boost poor neighborhoods, again. Will it work this time?

Mar 26, 2018
Some experts refer to Opportunity Zones as "a zombie program, staggering on despite moribund results."
The one-time Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, has been turned into a seven-story research lab.

Why does a latte cost $4?

Dec 25, 2017
We dug into the costs and profits behind your delicious frothy drink.
It's not just coffee and milk. 
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Do you consider pizza a commodity?

Dec 8, 2016
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said pizza, unlike coffee, is a commodity. You guys weighed in.
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on handing over the reins and creating the 'Willy Wonka' of coffee

Dec 8, 2016
Schultz joined us to talk about Starbucks' high-end coffee pursuits, the incoming CEO, and whether he wants to get involved in politics.
Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz speaks during the company's annual shareholders meeting last year in Seattle, Washington. 
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Get ready for a higher-end cup of coffee

Dec 2, 2016
Starbucks CEO will focus on a new gourmet brand after leaving his current position.
The interior of a Starbucks Reserve Roasting Room and Tasting Room.

What’s next for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz?

Dec 2, 2016
He’ll focus on the company’s fancy coffee pursuits.
Howard Schultz drinks a cup of coffee at the first Starbucks store in Chongqing, China back in 2006. 
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For public good, not for profit.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz steps down

Dec 1, 2016
The coffee magnate will stay at Starbucks and focus on bigger-picture initiatives.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks during during the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. 

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7-Eleven invites customers to 'Cast their Cups'

Nov 4, 2016
Once again, people are wearing their political affiliations on their coffee sleeves. For the past five election cycles, 7-Eleven has offered its “7-Election: coffee promotion, where customers can buy a red “Republican” or blue “Democrat” coffee cup to show support for their political party and election candidate. Throughout the promotion, which began on Aug. 31 […]

Dunkin Donuts and Coke join forces in bottled coffee

Sep 30, 2016
Coca-Cola will bottle and distribute Dunkin Donut coffee drinks.
A man displays a 24-ounce iced latte purchased at Dunkin Donuts in Manhattan, New York City. 
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