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Gifts for the food, drink and coffee lover in your life

Nov. 20, 2018 11:47 AM EST

For the foodie on your holiday list — or just people who might appreciate a good tequila or pie pan — we offer a gift guide. It's got coffee machines, books, chocolate truffles and a fabulous tote to carry it all away. FOR THE ENTERTAINERS: Opinel Cheese Knife and Fork Set , $45 Opinel is an iconic...

Military veterans, 2 friends, bar workers killed in shooting

Nov. 10, 2018 4:43 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college graduate...

China's Xi promises market opening as import fair begins

Nov. 5, 2018 9:19 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Monday to open China's growing consumer market wider at an import fair meant to help defuse complaints Beijing abuses the global trading system. But he offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and investment curbs. The China...

Starbucks beats fiscal 4Q forecasts on higher sales

Nov. 1, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A jump in U.S. sales helped Starbucks end its fiscal year on a high note. Starbucks Corp. said its same-store sales — a critical measure for retailers — rose 4 percent in the U.S. in its fiscal fourth quarter. That helped its global same-store sales rise 3 percent, ahead of...

Coke rides on sales of healthier drinks

Oct. 30, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Strong sales of "premium" water and sugar-free sodas powered third-quarter earnings for Coca-Cola Co. Coke President and CEO James Quincey said enhanced waters like the smartwater, vitaminwater and Topo Chico brands helping turn around a slump in water sales at the company. Sales of water...

Dunkin' taking on Starbucks with improved espresso drinks

Oct. 24, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

First, Dunkin' dropped the "Donuts" from its name. Now it's adding fancy espresso drinks to its menu. Dunkin' says U.S. customers will be able to buy upgraded lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based hot and cold drinks at most of its 9,200 U.S. stores by the holiday season. It's part of an effort by Canton,...

Women business owners find ways to deal with gender bias

Oct. 10, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It can be subtle, like failing to make eye contact with a woman business owner but engaging in animated conversation with her male co-owner. Or more blatant, like asking an owner who's seeking investor money if she plans to have children. Many women business owners say they've encountered...

Lavazza acquires Mars Inc. coffee business

Oct. 1, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

MCLEAN, Virginia (AP) — Italian coffee company Lavazza Group has acquired Mars Inc.'s beverage division in an effort to expand its North American presence. Financial details weren't disclosed. Both companies are private. Mars Drinks makes the Flavia single-serve machine and the Klix vending machine. The...