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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.

Should coffee come with cancer warnings? California says no

FILE– An espresso is served at The Commons Chelsea in New York, April 7, 2018. A Los Angeles judge ruled in the spring that coffee companies must provide cancer warnings to coffee drinkers. The ruling cast a shadow on a daily and often essential rite for more than 100 million Americans. But now, in August, the state has intervened with an agency proposing a rule declaring that not only does coffee pose no significant risk of cancer, it may actually have health benefits. (Caitlin Ochs/The New York Times)

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.

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