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Why America Can't Get a Great Cup of Coffee

When it comes to ground coffee, blends of beans are the top sellers in America. Sadly, this means most buyers aren't getting a great cup of java, says Consumer Reports, which tested 37 varieties without finding a single one it could rate "excellent" or "very good."

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 asks tea drinkers to pay up

Tea has long been considered both a drink imparting many health benefits and -- even better -- a relative bargain. Due to a new move from Starbucks,...

A Big Chill,
but Not Always
So Painful

So far, the East Coast has had a bitterly cold winter -- temperatures were below normal throughout between New York City and Atlanta, and the extreme cold is expected to linger through February. The chill has been a boon for some sectors of the economy, even as it drags down others.

McDonald's Will Serve Up Free Wi-Fi

McDonald's (MCD) will offer free Wi-Fi at almost all of its U.S. restaurants starting early next year. Until now, the fast food chain has been...