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  • 'They'd rather us be machines': Starbucks baristas reveal the worst parts of working there
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    Business Insider2 hours ago

    'They'd rather us be machines': Starbucks baristas reveal the worst parts of working there

    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.

  • Bitcoin blew past its record and soared to $2,800 in just a few hours — and now it's plunging
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    Business Insider23 hours ago

    Bitcoin blew past its record and soared to $2,800 in just a few hours — and now it's plunging

    The cryptocurrency blew past $2,500 and nearly touched $2,800 for the first time on Thursday, before giving all the gains back. The cryptocurrency is now trading down 9.2% at $2,230 a coin. Bitcoin had climbed as much as 25% since Tuesday's close, propelled by news that the Digital Currency Group, representing 56 companies in 21 countries, reached a scaling agreement at the Consensus 2017 conference in New York.

  • I Have an 800 Credit Score. Why Was I Rejected for This Travel Rewards Card?
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    Credit.com4 hours ago

    I Have an 800 Credit Score. Why Was I Rejected for This Travel Rewards Card?

    For months, I'd had my eye out for a premium travel rewards card, one that had a great rate of return, a sweet signup bonus and a rare miles redemption. To ensure I'd be able to qualify, I did my due diligence and pulled my credit reports on AnnualCreditReport.com (you can also view two of your credit scores for free on Credit.com.) Nothing looked suspicious: After years of keeping a budget and dutifully paying my credit card bills on time, my hard work had paid off and my credit score was in the solid 800 range. "Insufficient number of credit cards on your credit report," read another.