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Brinker International Inc. rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $49.50. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $3.55 or. 7 percent, to $507.60. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $50.11.
April 24- Starbucks Corp on Thursday reported that quarterly sales at established stores in its U.S.-dominated Americas region slightly accelerated as it attracted more customers, who spent more during each visit. That figure included a 6 percent increase for the Americas region that contributes the majority of Starbucks' revenue.
NEW YORK— Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people. This year, Starbucks plans to add another 1,500 locations, including 600 in the Americas.
The company posted fiscal second-quarter earnings of 56 cents per share on $3.87 billion in revenue.
Discussing the potential effect of higher coffee prices on Starbucks' earnings, and what to expect, with Will Slabaugh, Stephens Inc. analyst.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports what analysts are expecting from Starbucks' earnings data expected this afternoon.
LONDON, April 24- Consumer goods giant Unilever opened its first European tea shop in London on Thursday, aiming to cash in on the growing appeal of unusual and luxury cuppas and ignite fresh enthusiasm for the national drink.
*Starbucks says results reflects rise in licensed stores. LONDON, April 24- Starbucks suffered its first ever drop in UK sales last year, a period in which the company became the subject of boycotts and public criticism over its tax practices. Starbucks said the result was not because of weakness in the business but reflected the closure of unprofitable stores.
NEW YORK— Dunkin' Donuts is trying to get more people in the habit of drinking iced coffee regardless of how warm it is outside, as many do in its hometown in the Northeast. That makes it a lot more profitable for chains such as Dunkin' Donuts, which is based in Canton, Mass., and has more than 7,700 locations in the U.S.
Not sure where you stand in your favorite reward program? You're not alone. As more retailers add loyalty tiers, confusion abounds.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Thursday, as Apple and Facebook's strong earnings boosted early trade in Europe.
LONDON, April 24- Starbucks suffered its first ever drop in UK sales last year, a period when the company became the subject of boycotts and public criticism over its tax practices.
KISSIMMEE, Florida— When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a convenience store.
Apple dazzled investors with a big earnings beat, another big buyback and a dividend hike that should boost sentiment up and down Wall Street.
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 23- You've been on offense with your global stock portfolio for five years, running up the score in sectors like consumer discretionary and technology stocks that have outperformed the broad market. Jamie Doyle, co-manager of the Causeway Global Value Fund, is not ready to make a wholesale switch into defensive plays.
WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m..
Brinker International Inc. fell $1.64 or 3.2 percent, to $50.03. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $8.93 or 1.7 percent, to $503.74. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 51 or 1.0 percent, to $50.38.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The coffee company is in advanced talks to acquire nearly 10 percent of soft-drink maker SodaStream, according to Israeli business newspaper Globes.