Read about Seattle coffee retail giant Starbucks, CEO Howard Schultz and developments in the coffee industry. Topics include Starbucks brands such as Via, Teavana, Verismo, Frappuccino, Cafe Misto, Pike Place Roast and Seattle's Best Coffee. Topics also include competitors such as Peets, Tully's, Caribou, Costa Express, McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts; and Starbucks' global expansion in markets such as India and China.
A Los Angeles judge ruled that coffee companies must provide cancer warnings to coffee drinkers. But a California agency has proposed a rule, being considered Thursday, declaring that not only does coffee pose no significant risk of cancer, it may actually have health benefits.