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Starbucks Will Close Every Store For Racial-bias Training

The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking protests and calls for a boycott on social media.

NEW YORK, NY — Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking protests and calls for a boycott on social media. Starbucks Corp. says the stores will be…

The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…

The Biz: Retirement, Airlines, Contraception App Oops and Ordering Off of the Harry Potter Secret Menu at Starbucks

You have to know the magic spell...er...ingredients and order them that way

NATIONAL — If you’re looking to retire in 2018 then you may not have to go far to find the best place to live. According to a new report from wallethub.com, one of the top five states in the U.S. to retire this year is South Dakota. The report states the findings are based on affordability, quality of life and…

THE BIZ: H&M Apologizes for “Racist” Ad, Verizon Price Hike, Starbucks Lawsuit, American Girl’s GOTY is Out of this World

Starbucks could be saying "thanks a latte."

NATIONAL — American Girl has always known she is a star, but now you can say she’s out of this world. The 2018 American Girl of the Year is 11-year-old aspiring astronaut, Luciana Vega, who wants to be the first person to walk on Mars. American Girl has partnered with NASA and says the idea for Luciana came from a…

Starbucks Hoping to Avoid Cup-Gate with Unveiling of Do-It-Yourself Holiday Cup

President Trump went so far as to call for a boycott of the chain

  NATIONAL — Starbucks is hoping to spread some holiday cheer this year, instead of embarking on cup-gate 2017. The company is avoiding the cup controversy this year and unveiling a color-it-yourself holiday cup, which allows customers to make their cup what they want. In 2015, Starbucks made their holiday coffee cups red and critics pounced, angry that it did…

Starbucks Unveils Zombie Frappuccino for Halloween

The Zombie Frappuccino is here

  NATIONAL — If you went bananas over Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, then wait until you get a load of their special drink for Halloween. The Zombie Frappuccino is here. It’s made of tart apple and caramel flavored Frappuccino crème and topped with red mocha drizzle and pink whipped cream, that looks like a fluffy brain. The flavor is inspired by…

Starbucks Unveils New Horchata Frappuccino

Horchata is a milk drink made popular in Mexico and Central America and it is spiced with cinnamon and vanilla

  NATIONAL — If you missed out on Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, then you’ll want to make sure to check out their new creation. Starbucks has begun selling their Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino in their shops across the country and Canada. Horchata is a milk drink made popular in Mexico and Central America and it is spiced with cinnamon and vanilla….

Starbucks Shuts Down Rumors of Illegal Immigrant-Only Discounts

Starbucks officials say the advertising is false and "100 percent fake."

NATIONAL — Starbucks is asking everyone to shut down rumors of advertised discounts at their shops for illegal immigrants. Online advertisements stated August 11th is “Starbucks Dreamer Day” and Starbucks shops across the country would give 40 percent off of any menu item if a customer was an undocumented American. The fake ads include the #boarderfreecoffee. Starbucks officials say the…