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Starbucks to Allow 'Digital Tipping'

The Seattle-based coffee company says a digital tip function will be added to its mobile payment application starting next summer. A similar option will also be available on Square, a new payment app that Starbucks customers will be able to use starting in November.

Starbucks Single-Serve Verismo Arrives in Stores

Starbucks Corp. is about to turn up the heat on the single-serve coffee market, and someone might get burned. The Verismo will be sold online for $199 starting this week, and in Starbucks cafes beginning next month.

Democrats Are From Starbucks, Republicans Are From Visa

Can you tell a person's political affiliation from where they do their shopping? According to "global neuro-insight firm" Buyology, you can. And Buyology's come up with some peculiar political observations from the world of retail.

Democrats Are From Starbucks, Republicans Are From Visa

Can you tell a person's political affiliation from where they do their shopping? According to "global neuro-insight firm" Buyology, you can. And Buyology's come up with some peculiar political observations from the world of retail.

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.

Starbucks Goes South with a Big Surge in Latin America

Starbucks fans hoping to satisfy a Frappuccino craving in Costa Rica used to be out of luck -- until Wednesday morning, when it opened its first store there. But that's just the tip of the iceberg in Latin American for coffee powerhouse.

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 Mickey Mouse Is Shaping Up on Childhood Obesity

Disney is making the food at its theme parks more healthful, and in 2015, it will begin applying nutritional standards to the foods advertised on its networks. Is this good-nutrition shift altruism, or just smart marketing? CEO Robert A. Iger says it's both.

Green Mountain Brews Up a Bitter Pot for Investors

Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters crashed after an abysmal quarterly report Wednesday night. The company behind the Keurig coffeemaker and the single-service K-Cup failed to live up to its guidance, and its 2012 outlook is even more disappointing.

Meet the Happiest Baristas on Earth

Disney will soon offer Starbucks locations at all six of its domestic theme parks, but don't expect the familiar green-aproned experience in the Magic Kingdom.

5 Companies Americans Can Be Proud Of

Called it conscious capitalism or just good business, but these five companies have all prospered in every measure over the last decade by doing good for their employees, suppliers, customers or the general public.

Starbucks to Open on Disney Properties

Starbucks is about to perk up "the happiest place on earth." The Seattle-based coffee chain on Monday is announcing a partnership to open a store inside each of the six Disney properties in California and Florida.

There's the Beef: Wendy's Edges Ahead of Burger King

For the first time since it was founded, Wendy's has dethroned Burger King as the country's second biggest hamburger chain. Wendy's U.S. sales volume hit $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 billion for Burger King. McDonald's remained far larger than both with $34.2 billion in sales.

These 3 Investing Mistakes Cost Me a Small Fortune

A business journalist reveals the three stocks he most regrets mishandling -- investments that could have made his portfolio much larger than it is today. Learn from his mistakes, and you can avoid making them yourself.

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.

Follow the Female Leaders to Faster Portfolio Growth

Executives ask themselves daily: "What can I do to give my company an edge?" Studies show that the answer may be as simple as hiring more women for executive and board of director roles. So you just might want to invest in these six companies that have done just that.

How to Get Warren Buffett- Style Shareholder Perks

For investors who open a brokerage account and buy stocks, there's more to be had than just the promise of better investment returns. Some of America's best-known firms also offer perks to their shareholders -- and not just big-money shareholders, either.

Coffee Costs: 5 Ways to Save Money on K-Cups

The convenience of single-cup coffeemakers is undeniable: They're simple. They're fast. They're clean. What they aren't, unless you're comparing them to a Starbucks habit, is cheap. Think $50-a-pound coffee. But it's possible reduce the cost of your K-cup caffeine hit.

Venti, Meet Vino: Starbucks Spikes Its Drink Menu

Starbucks is renowned for its caffeinated drinks, but it isn't above spiking its beverage menu here and there. The coffee giant is adding wine and beer at up to a dozen cafes in the Southern California and Atlanta markets.

Starbucks Lightens Up with Mellower 'Blonde' Brew

The complaint among those who don't dig Starbucks' coffee is that it tastes "burnt," or as java connoisseurs say, "bold." With those people in mind, it's trying something new. But can Starbucks' milder Blonde roast lure customers away from its budget-priced competition?

Savings Experiment: Coffee

There are those of us who should not be allowed in public without having a cup of coffee first. That said, java is also an expensive habit. Luckily, you can have your cup and drink it too by cutting certain corners. Read on to find out how to get your fix for less.