While the coffee giant has recently launched an initiative to improve customer service and better support in-store staff, many baristas say Starbucks has refused to address underlying issues. Business Insider spoke with a dozen current and former Starbucks workers on condition of anonymity in an attempt to get to the bottom of what in-store employees think Starbucks needs to fix. Starbucks says it's talking with partners, the company's term for retail employees, to improve work conditions.
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The price of oil has fallen by about 5%, despite oil-producing nations agreeing to extend production cuts for a further nine months. Meeting in Vienna, energy ministers from both Opec and non-Opec countries agreed to maintain output curbs, due to expire next month, until March 2018. But investors had been hoping the oil producers would go further. Brent crude fell $2.60 to $51.36 a barrel on Thursday, and was trading at $51.47 on Friday morning. West Texas Intermediate slipped $2.58 to $48.78 a barrel on Thursday and had reached $48.82 on Friday. Saudi Arabia's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, who co-chaired the meeting with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak, said: "We considered various