Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton:  Biden is talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice-president has been having meetings to explore the idea of taking on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Luke Sharret/The New York Times

A pattern of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investiga(...)

A Starbucks cafe  in Los Angeles, California. The chain has  reported higher quarterly profit  due to new drinks like the “flat white”

Starbucks has reported higher quarterly profit as new food, drinks and technology helped the world’s biggest coffee chain attract more customers. Sale(...)

Coffee chain plans major revamp of food and drink offering. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Starbucks, aiming to give cooling US traffic a jolt, has announced it will add beer, wine, and evening snacks to thousands of domestic cafes, widen lu(...)

Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz said he believes the free education will lower attrition rates and increase performance.

Starbucks will provide a free, online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an u(...)

Companies did a lot of firing last year and were more imaginative than ever in telling it like it is not. Most famously, HSBC “demised” its managers, Reuters caused staff to be “transitioned out of the company”, while other businesses “disestablished” or even “completed” roles.

Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or written in the preceding 1(...)

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For the first time ever, the 10 highest-paid chief executives in the US all received more than $100m in compensation and two took home billion-dollar (...)

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Image of the week: Yellen the DoveIt would be a mistake to patronise Janet Yellen, nominated to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. She’s the(...)

The gun lobby reacted quickly to the public request by Starbucks chief Howard Schultz that customers not carry firearms into their coffee shops. Photograph: Reuters

The responses were predictable. Pro and anti-gun supporters mobilised opinions quickly to this week’s public request by Starbucks boss Howard Schultz (...)

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Image of the week: Greenpeace – The Gazprom YearsNot for the first time, it’s Greenpeace vs Gazprom, as an activist from the international environment(...)

Coffee chain Starbucks has asked US customers to leave their guns at home after being dragged into an increasingly fractious debate over US gun rights(...)