Tag: Starbucks

McDonald’s US sales disappoint amid turnaround efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s reported disappointing sales growth in the United States for the second quarter on Tuesday as the world’s biggest burger chain keeps touting its all-day breakfast menu amid its turnaround efforts. Shares were down 3 percent before the opening bell. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said sales rose 1.8 percent at established U.S. locations in the period. Analysts expected growth of 3.4 percent, according to FactSet. The company did not say how much of the sales increase — if any — was from a rise in customer visits, rather than factors such as higher pricing...

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Starbucks with special Love this valentine’s day

An Arizona starbucks employee has come up with a special way to share America’s love of coffee this valentine’s day. Tony Aguilar has created three new frappuccinos for customers to try on february 14th. Aguilar is an employee at a Starbucks in Tucson. He posted his creations online. The first offering is called “the valentine frappuccino.” It has strawberries and cream with raspberry at the bottom… Vanilla bean in the middle… And blackberry and whipped cream on top. The second offering– “love bean frappuccino”– has vanilla bean with raspberry pumps.. Topped with raspberry infused whipped cream and chocolate curls....

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Starbucks stores re-open Saturday after computer glitch prompted early closings

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks. “All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday,” the company said in a statement late Friday. “We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience.” Starbucks said the outage was caused...

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EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union’s competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there. In a preliminary report into the company’s overseas tax practices, the 28-nation bloc’s executive Commission said the low tax treatment Ireland is granting Apple counts as state aid and could be illegal under EU law. If the finding is confirmed, Apple Inc. could face a huge repayment bill because it funnels the bulk of its international sales through subsidiaries in Ireland. To keep market competition...

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New wallet ways with Apple Pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system. The announcement came as Apple introduced several new products including a new, larger iPhone 6 and a watch. Apple Pay is designed to let iPhone 6 owners use their smartphones to pay for purchases at brick-and-mortar stores as well as online via apps. The company says...

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Wedding Party Dock Woes

You’ll never believe what this blushing bride had to endure on her special day. How much would you spend at Starbucks? Would you spend over $45? And someone is stalking University’s, but for a funny reason. Find out this and more in Today’s Trending Topics. Recommended: No...

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