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Jobs 'Insourcing' Gets Another Boost from Starbucks

Last Friday, Starbucks announced it will build a new factory in Georgia -- and it's hardly the only big company moving manufacturing back to the U.S. Call it insourcing, reshoring or whatever you like, but bringing jobs home is starting to look like a trend.

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.

Consume with a Conscience: The Rise of Ethical Shopping

More Americans are waking up to the idea of citizen consumerism -- a fitting topic on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when our thoughts turn to social consciousness. Could the concept of making more of our purchases purposeful go mainstream in the same way that the green buying movement has?

Starbucks Takes on U.S. Jobs Woes with Loans, Bracelets

On Tuesday, Starbucks launched "Create Jobs for USA," a program to raise loan funds for small businesses. We talked to CEO Howard Schultz about his concerns about gridlock in Washington, unemployment, the need for a sense of solidarity, and the role of corporate leaders in getting America out of this downturn.