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  • Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales
    Finance
    Business Insider10 hours ago

    Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales

    "The perception isn't the reality," one Chicago barista told Business Insider. Starbucks is at a critical juncture. While the company has consistently increased same-store sales in the US and globally for years, traffic in the second quarter was flat after dropping 2% in the first quarter of 2017 — meaning fewer people are visiting stores.

  • 8 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 5 Years
    News
    Credit.com2 days ago

    8 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 5 Years

    Speeding toward financial independence is easier when you know which financial choices can slow you down. "At first blush, buying the latest and greatest version of the ultimate driving machine may seem like a value worthy of your hard-earned money," says California financial advisor Anthony M. Montenegro of Blackmont Advisors.

  • Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling
    Business
    Associated Press10 hours ago

    Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling

    The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year. It bears the markings of the Norfolk and Western Railway, a company merged years ago and absorbed into oblivion, like Amoco and Oldsmobile. As the coal industry has fallen on lean times, so too have the businesses that supplied the mines, equipped miners and hauled coal out of the West Virginia mountains — none more visible than the trains that once thundered around the clock along the shoulders of these hills.