Starbucks Protest
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Kimberly Adams
October 15, 2018 - 10:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The arrest of two African American men at a Starbucks in Center City in April sparked national conversations about racial profiling. Now, the Police Advisory Commission (PAC) has released some recommendations to better improve relationships between police departments...
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Starbucks Cup
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October 10, 2018 - 11:29 am
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) -- Starbucks is sweetening the pot for employees with a new family care benefit. The company announced on Tuesday that it will provide workers with ten subsidized backup care days for children or adults. Starbucks (SBUX) announced an expansive new set...
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Hire! Philly job fair
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Justin Udo
October 04, 2018 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a controversial and viral arrest at a Center City Starbucks in April, the coffee chain is looking to better connect with Philadelphians and help in their own employment opportunities. Starbucks cosponsored the Hire! Philly job fair Thursday at the Pennsylvania...
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Lincoln Square celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
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John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new residential and business complex celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The leasing office for the more than 300 apartment units at Lincoln Square is finally open. Target, PetSmart,...
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September 06, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Ivana Kottasová (CNN Money) -- Thirty-five years after a trip to Milan inspired American entrepreneur Howard Schultz to transform Starbucks, the coffee chain has finally arrived in Italy. Starbucks will open its first store in the country on Friday, cutting the ribbon on a massive "Reserve...
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Starbucks will start paying employees to volunteer 20 hours a week.
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August 23, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) -- Starbucks is paying employees to give back. The company announced on Thursday that it is testing a program that will allow some employees to spend half of their workweek at a local nonprofit. With the help of Points of Light, a nonprofit volunteering group...
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Left: Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton
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Justin Udo
July 31, 2018 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From money woes and accreditation issues to plummeting enrollment, Cheyney University has a well documented history of administrative problems. University president Aaron A. Walton, who started his term last year, says they are looking to change the school’s course...
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Lynne Adkins
July 29, 2018 - 11:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Starbucks, Disney and American Airlines are just a few companies planning to phase out plastic straws, but that may not be as helpful as you may think. Many people with physical disabilities have difficulty grasping cups and mugs and use plastic straws to make...
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July 22, 2018 - 9:29 am
Plus Ultra By Parija Kavilanz (CNN Money) — People are turning against plastic straws. Christina Ramirez wants them to think about another piece of plastic they use every day — the toothbrush. The movement to ban plastic straws is being backed by big businesses like Starbucks and McDonald's. "I've...
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This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks in downtown Pittsburgh.
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July 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A...
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