Starting Sept. 1, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and another executive will focus their efforts on growing Starbucks' small, premium offerings, such as Roasteries coffee shops and Reserve Stores. The move leaves Starbucks coffee shops at the core but emphasizes how there may be less new growth there than in premium offerings.
Employers could help working parents -- and promote gender equality -- by reimbursing child care expenses incurred during company events, Dawn Bovasso writes. "Most of these [reimbursement] policies were created when men were traveling, and women were home taking care of the kids," she notes.
Restaurant spending could be headed for a decline, which would be a signal of a likely recession, said Paul Westra, an analyst at Stifel Financial. "Restaurants have historically led the market lower during the three- to six-month periods prior to the start of the prior three US recessions," said Westra.
You can improve your productivity simply by reducing clutter and designing your workspace to match places that motivate you, writes Jory MacKay. Limit distractions in your workspace so you can focus more intently on important tasks, adds MacKay.
Wilma Jones' consulting business is designed to address declining employee satisfaction in the business world. Jones got help from an adviser with mentoring group SCORE to select the right corporate structure and refine her business plan.
Democrats came together Tuesday in a cathartic nomination roll call that saw delegates cast votes for both Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, before Sanders rose to urge Clinton's nomination by acclamation. The historic vote made Clinton the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party.
Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday gave a warmly romantic account of how he met Hillary Clinton, seeking to humanize his wife while also casting her as a tenaciously hard worker with a lifelong determination to help others. "She did more positive change-making before she was 30 than most do in a lifetime in office," he said.
Hillary Clinton beat Sen. Bernie Sanders by 12 percentage points in the popular vote -- a landslide in electoral terms, writes Nate Silver. That's an above-average primary performance, especially since Sanders didn't drop out and allow Clinton to run up her numbers in uncontested late-primary states.
Howard Dean alluded to his infamous "Dean scream" during a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, although he held back on actually screaming at the audience. Actress Meryl Streep had no such reservations, though, beginning her convention speech with a full-throated yawp.
After Sara Meyer candied some leftover jalapenos to avoid letting them go to waste, she and her husband, Corey, discovered there was a market for the product. The duo now run a food brand called Little Bird, which sources peppers from New York and sells its chocolate-covered candied peppers in about 50 boutique stores around the country.
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