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Guess Whose New Machine Could Kill Starbucks

When the new Verismo coffeemaker shows up later this year, java buffs will be able to make Starbucks-quality espresso, cappuccino and latte beverages at home. But will the fancy European coffee drinks it'll crank out really be as good as Starbucks? Starbucks probably hopes so.

Starbucks CEO's New Bio: A Venti Fairy Tale?

Howard Schultz, the impulsive and mercurial founder of Starbucks, had already told his story once, in "Pour Your Heart Into It." His new autobiographic tome, "Onward," reveals how he retook control of his company -- and despite his best efforts to paint himself as a benevolent visionary, his many, many flaws shine through.

Easing Ronald McDonald Out of a Job

If you haven't seen Ronald McDonald around much these days, there's a reason for that. Facing increased competition from more upscale chains, McDonald's is more focused these days on selling profitable coffee drinks and salads, downplaying their namesake clown, who is more associated with Big Macs and Happy Meals.

Extras now cost extra at Starbucks

The warning came in April 2009, a Starbucks representative tells me: during the analyst call to review the second fiscal quarter results for 2009....

Starbucks prices up, and down, too

Starbucks will demonstrate in some markets this week that it both deserves its "Four Bucks" moniker; and that it's all about the budget-conscious...