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Starbucks CEO Bullish About Prospects, Thanks to New Grocery Business

In a conversation at the 92nd Street Y in New York last week, the Starbucks CEO chatted about coffee, Groupon, mobile phone sales, Spanish fashion chains, and role models.
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Rubin, Paulson Give Mixed Forecast on U.S. & Global Economic Recovery

Two veteran observers of the global economy, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and hedge fund manager John Paulson, offer mixed forecasts on immediate and long-term economic prospects.
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N.Y. Gift Fair Puts Rising Consumer Confidence on Display

Gift-buying trends revealed at the New York International Gift Fair showed that consumers are still focused on value, but less leery of spending. Signs of the brighter mood were everywhere, from the color palettes to the growth …

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Raises Are Still Scarce, but Employee Perks Are Coming Back

To retain and attract top employees, U.S. companies are turning to perks such as subsidized training and flexible work conditions rather than raises. These incentives are finding a welcome among employees, too, especially educat…

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Where Cathay Pacific’s CEO Sees Trouble Brewing for Airlines

Cathay Pacific CEO Tony Tyler says when airlines last raised fares in 2008, most travelers kept on flying. But as Mideast upheavals send oil prices skyward and airlines hike fares again, the impact on the bottom line could be qu…

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