About 7,000 US Starbucks locations are beginning to accept payments using Square's mobile payment application for smartphones.
The market's tumble Wednesday following the president's reelection offers a fresh and real chance to ride the bull market.
A wildly successful loyalty program and huge growth in mobile payments justify blind faith in CEO Howard Schultz.
Stocks are lower despite a better-than-expected October jobs report.
Markets slightly lower ahead of government jobs figure -- last before the elections.
Data show the country's manufacturing sector may be starting to recover.
The coffee giant reports earnings Thursday, and investors will be looking to see the impact of the Verismo coffee maker and further global expansion.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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