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Starbucks tests no-cash policy at downtown Seattle store

FILE – This Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, file photo shows a Starbucks logo sign in the window of one of the chain’s cafes in Pittsburgh. Starbucks is kicking off its holiday season by offering two holiday drinks for the price of one for three hours a day from Nov. 9 to 13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Starbucks is experimenting with refusing cash at a posh location in downtown Seattle. Since Tuesday, your money is no good at the cafe inside the Russell Investments Center unless it’s in the form of plastic.

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