Teavana Holdings' final quarterly report as a standalone public company had strong news on net sales, and so-so news on same-store sales. That puts new owner Starbucks in a sweet spot as it prepares to take the premium tea seller to the next level.
At Mo'joe Cafe in Berkeley, CA, customers huddle over their laptops and lattes, searching for jobs or working remotely as contractors. But business overall -- meaning mainly the "morning rush" -- is slow, and has been since the economic downturn. Could coffee sales be an index of economic health?