Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market

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Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain Source: Company data, Bloomberg Note: Data is for fiscal quarters Although business abroad has […]


The Defeat of Reason and Muellers `Person A

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Seattle’s Best coffee, grab a seat by the pool and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: Inside the chaos of Donald Trump’s trade wars (Stat) Merkel on EU reform: a decryption (Boston Review) Charles Kushner, unfiltered: The Kushner Cos. boss gets candid about 666 Fifth, federal investigations, tenant-harassment allegations and […]


SERIOUSLY!? City of Seattle’s response to reports about new soda tax proves prog pols FAILED Econ-101


The city of Seattle had a new soda tax kick in on January 1st, and it’s quite a doozy: Promoting health at a hefty price: Seattle’s soda tax starts Jan. 1 (Story by @DBeekman) — The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) December 31, 2017 City officials are trying to dispel reports like the one above […]