Saying 'No' to Starbucks

That high-priced cup of coffee in your hand may say more about the health of the overall economy than your taste in beverages. Sales of lattes are lagging at Starbucks and, for the first time ever, the company that always claimed it didn't need to advertise much will begin airing television commercials. In Seattle, coffee prices are up a dime over last year, but that's not the only reason for the drop-off. Economists point to a broader slowdown in consumer spending as the cause. "Starbucks...Full Story
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