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Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp’s (SBUX.O) early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company’s shares down almost 5 percent.<p>Pedestrians walk past a Starbucks store in the Manhattan borough of New York …

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Asia not the only route to growth, say executives

Invest in emerging markets like China, India, Indonesia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa at your peril, the pros will tell you. There is a laundry list of risks one has to deal in such places – be they corruption, political instability, difficulties of enforcing contract law, nepotism, poor …

L’Épiphanie landslide deaths: CSST blames 2 companies

Two companies are to blame for the deaths of two workers in a quarry landslide in l’Épiphanie, according to Quebec’s workplace health and safety …

For Europe's Car Makers, Stagnation Replaces Decline, As Geneva Show Beckons

<b></b>GENEVA, Switzerland – Stagnation beats decline, so leaders of Europe’s auto industry gathering here this week for the first big car show of the year will have some reason for optimism.<p>Most experts reckon Western Europe car sales will recover from the long slump with perhaps a two or three per cent …

Teck Resources confirms chemical spill into Columbia River in B.C.

Teck Resources is confirming that its smelter in Trail has spilled up to 25,000 litres of a chemical solution into the Columbia River.<p>Spokesman Richard Deane says the solution likely contained sodium hydroxide which the plant uses to de-mineralize feed water for the smelter's boilers.<p>Sodium …

The surprising benefit of business problems

I love problems. In problems lie the success of an entrepreneur. Problems set the creative juices of an entrepreneur churning and give them the opportunity to find a solution that could change the world. Problems are an entrepreneur's best friend and guide.<p>Some may argue that there are different …

Sleepy White Rock, B.C. catches the developer’s eye

This sleepy 20,000-person enclave south of Vancouver that began life as a resort area for city folk is becoming a real estate hot spot.<p>While change comes slowly to this community of mainly elderly retirees, you know something is afoot when the CBC's Kevin O'Leary pronounces it the next big thing. …

2014 BMW 428i

This car is not a 3-series.<p>From the February 2014 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>TESTED<p>There’s no denying that it’s easy to be a jerk in this car. Even a person of steady temperament, with a 30-year fixed note and a seat on the school board, will race the odd semi to the end of a merge lane. Or make a few …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the 2015 Ford F-150 – Feature

Ford made quite the splash at the 2014 Detroit auto show with its all-new F-150 pickup, and a big part of the truck’s lightning rod effect can be traced to its nearly all-aluminum construction. The truck’s aluminum cab and bed are unprecedented in the full-size pickup segment, and it is the first …

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<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' new Leadership Lab series, where executives and leadership experts share their views and advice about the leadership and management issues of today. There will be a new column every weekday. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>Imagine for a …