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Starbucks, Former Exec Agree to Settlement

2009-10-26 Coffee company had filed a lawsuit against Paul Twohig, who had left Starbucks for Dunkin' Donuts.

Starbucks' VIA Goes Decaf

2009-10-12 Decaf version of instant-coffee product will be available November 17.

Starbucks Set to Launch VIA

2009-09-29 Instant-coffee product to launch at all U.S. locations tomorrow.

Starbucks Takes Back All French Stores

2009-09-01 All Starbucks locations in France will now be company-owned. The company has been in the country since 2004.

Starbucks Donates Millions to Fight AIDS in Africa

2009-07-31 Partnership with (RED) has generated contributions equal to 5 million daily doses of medicine.

Starbucks to Fund Company Discretionary Match for 2009

2009-07-29 Company made 401(k) match discretionary in December of 2008; funding depended on year's performance.

Starbucks Giving Away Ice Cream Pints

2009-07-06 Coupons for free ice cream given away through Facebook page for next two weeks.

Starbucks Takes More 'Wholesome' Approach

2009-06-30 New baked goods to include ingredients such as whole grains, Oregon blueberries, and Michigan cherries.

Starbucks Lays Out New Global Design Strategy

2009-06-26 New designs to reflect company's commitment to environmental stewardship.

Starbucks Voted Best Coffee

2009-06-08 According to the most recent Zagat Survey of National Chain Restaurants, Starbucks' brew is the best in fast food.