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

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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

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Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz spoke out after Bill Ackman, a JC Penney board member, urged fellow directors to find a new chief executive quickly and released it to the media. Photograph: Reuters/Anthony P. Bolante

Howard Schultz, chief executive of Starbucks, has accused the hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, of being a “destroyer of companies” as he stepped into (...)

Even sticklers end up buying toasters that abuse language, because a) there aren’t any that don’t, and b) the quality of the toast trumps the words that pop up alongside

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