Despite smaller raises for many top executives, lavish extras like corporate jets are on the rise.
While the number of degree holders working the lowest-paying jobs has fallen a bit since 2010, it's still up 70% in the past decade.
Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and others are taking positions -- pro and con -- on the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings.
The java giant's Howard Schultz says he's open to the boost, but he can see why other businesses may not be so supportive.
A Starbucks shareholder suggests the company ban political spending and action committees to preserve its image. The coffee chain's board says such donations do just that.
They also take a cut of the counter staff's often skimpy gratuity. But it's better than nothing when few customers carry cash.
At least some packagers are cutting retail prices, if not your local Starbucks. However, a coffee-killing fungus outbreak could revive climbing prices later this year.
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