In Britain, eyebrows have been raised over the revelation this week that Starbucks has paid almost no corporate tax on its U.K. operations. For its part, the Seattle-based company insists it's done nothing wrong.
Retirement accounts have finally recovered the ground they lost when the stock market started crashing in 2008. But they have lost five years' worth of gains. So millions of small investors are doubting the old adage "invest for the long haul."
Some food companies are using the term "evaporated cane juice" on their ingredients list instead of sugar. But the Food and Drug Administration says the term can mislead consumers into thinking it's not sugar, and has advised companies not to use it.
The company's third-quarter earnings news, which isn't so great, was mistakenly posted hours before it was supposed to be made public. Now, the release's note that it's "PENDING LARRY QUOTE" has folks making fun of what it is CEO Larry Page might want to say.
The increase put claims back in the range they've been stuck in all year. The previous week's sharp drop may have been due in part to changes in the way some seasonal changes in employment are reported.
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