Peet's, Whole Foods and Disney theme parks are among the many that strictly prohibit customers from carrying weapons on premises.
Wanting to be more like Starbucks, the chain is adding touches like jazz and soft seating to lure customers all day long.
Baristas say that because they interact with customers more, they deserve the money more than the assistant managers.
The three-quarter pound serving of fries is called the 'Mega Potato' in Japan. It's also the type of gimmick competitors are using to crush the fast-food giant in the US.
The 26.2% unemployment rate for folks 25 to 34 years old also tops those of other well-off nations.
Along with McDonald's and Wal-Mart, it's aiding employee education. A peek at post-college employment trends shows why.
The president's plan involves a controversial inflation index that would save $230 billion by shrinking annual payment hikes.
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