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What's So Special About This Starbuck's Mug?

On the verge of bankruptcy last fall, the American Mug and Stein Company got a new lease on life, courtesy of Starbucks. In part, it's Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz trying to support U.S. employers. But he's getting a lift from the simple economics of labor.

Why Starbucks Will Never Be Great Again

The popular hub of latte lovers and Frappuccino sippers may be rolling right now, but the longer term outlook is far more challenging. A good cup of coffee is surprisingly easy to find these days, as is a Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' K-cup.

4 CEOs Who Defy the Crazy Corporate Mindset

Too often, driven by the imperative to maximize short-term profits -- and to drive up stock prices, on which their compensations depend -- CEOs make heartless or even foolish decisions, heedless of consequences. But there are some good eggs left in corporate America, like these four enlightened execs.