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Union drive at Manhattan roastery shows the spirit of Starbucks workers | Starbucks

When Starbucks opened it flagship reserve roastery in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in late 2018, the “sleek, inspiring, coffee extravaganza” was supposed to show the world a new, more sophisticated side of the coffee chain. A 10ft, 2,000lb copper sculpture of the Starbucks siren logo presides over the space, which includes a coffee roasting …

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For the Raptors, Scottie Barnes Can Do a Little Bit of Everything

When the Toronto Raptors selected forward Scottie Barnes with the fourth pick of the 2021 NBA draft, some people in the basketball world raised their eyebrows. Jalen Suggs, considered one of the can’t-miss prospects, was still on the board. One regular season later, the Raptors look prescient. The 20-year-old Barnes is a top contender for …

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The end of a US mask mandate for travel is met with elation and dread.

Americans welcomed the lifting of mask mandates on planes, trains, buses, and public transit with a mixture of joy, relief and alarm on Tuesday, marking an abrupt end to a directive that had been widely in place in various forms for nearly two years. The Transportation Security Administration, airlines, public transit officials and transportation providers …

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Day one of the Business End of the season is a biggie, then | Soccer

IT’S BUSINESS TIME Easter historically marks the point on the calendar where things in the world of football begin to sort themselves out, the effective start of the Business End of the season, and this year has been no different. Derby County’s relegation to the third tier for the first time since 1984 was confirmed …

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Energy chiefs fear 40% of Britons could fall into fuel poverty in ‘truly horrific winter’ Energy industry

As many as four in 10 people in Britain could fall into fuel poverty when the price cap rises again this autumn, energy bosses have told MPs as they called for more government support for vulnerable households facing a “truly horrific” winter. Michael Lewis, the chief executive of E.ON UK, said between 30% and 40% …

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As One Alaskan Museum Closed, a Native Heritage Center Prospered

At the turn of the century, Edward Anton Rasmuson arrived on the Alaska frontier, a Swedish-born missionary there to teach Tlingit children at a time when many small villages did not have public schools. Before he died in 1949, Rasmuson would rise to lead the territory’s largest bank, the National Bank of Alaska, but would …

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