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  • Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come' Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    HAVANA— Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. The boom is just one sign that the rush is on to see Cuba now— before, as many predict, McDonald's claims a spot in Old Havana and Starbucks moves in on Cubita, the island's premium coffee brand. "Cuba has a very authentic atmosphere...

  • Starbucks finishes 'Race,' will keep talk alive Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 3:23 PM ET
    Starbucks' baristas across the country have begun writing "Race Together" on coffee cups as part of a wider company effort to raise awareness on race relations.

    Starbucks will no longer write "Race Together" on drinks cups but will still talk about race, CEO Howard Schultz said to employees.

  • March 22- Starbucks Corp head Howard Schultz told employees on Sunday they will no longer be encouraged to write "Race Together" on drinks cups, but the company's effort to promote discussion of racial issues "is far from over". at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom. Schultz said Starbucks plans more "Race Together" activities,...

  • NEW YORK— Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect. The coffee chain's initiative will continue more broadly without the handwritten...

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose $1.26 or 2.1 percent, to $61.45. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $5.98 or. 9 percent, to $686.65. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose $1.88 or 2.9 percent, to $66.75.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose $1.27 or 2.1 percent, to $61.46. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $7.03 or 1.0 percent, to $687.70. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose $2.40 or 3.7 percent, to $67.27.

  • Okay Starbucks, let's have 'the talk' Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee & Protein cans

    Americans aren't racists, Starbucks. We're capitalists. Just like you.

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose $1.04 or 1.7 percent, to $61.23. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $5.16 or. 8 percent, to $685.83. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose $1.62 or 2.5 percent, to $66.49.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Brinker International Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $60.32. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $4.75 or. 7 percent, to $678.03. Darden Restaurants Inc. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $65.04.

  • Starbucks' social backlash   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Starbucks' social backlash

    Starbucks has new plans for a stock split, along with a new delivery service in Seattle and NYC. Henry Blodget, Business Insider; and CNBC's Jon Fortt and Kayla Tausche, share their view on the company's "Race Together" campaign.

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Brinker International Inc. rose$. 49 or. 8 percent, to $60.85. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose$. 85 or. 1 percent, to $674.13. Darden Restaurants Inc. rose$. 51 or. 8 percent, to $65.70.

  • SHANGHAI/ SEATTLE, March 19- Starbucks Corp will partner Taiwanese drinks maker Tingyi Holding Corp to produce and sell ready-to-drink beverages in China, becoming the latest global firm to latch on to a local peer to expand in the tricky market. Starbucks will have Tingyi manufacture the drinks for China and help extend its distribution on the mainland, the U.S....

  • For Starbucks, this is key in the near term   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    For Starbucks, this is key in the near term

    Peter Saleh, director and senior research analyst at Telsey Advisory Group, says plans to start delivery services in Seattle and New York may have immediate impact on Starbucks in the near term.

  • Cramer Remix: Oil news you've been waiting for Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    You’ve been waiting months for the answer on oil, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer’s got the answer.

  • LOS ANGELES/ SEATTLE, March 18- Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz has deftly navigated thorny issues such as gay marriage, gun control and Congressional gridlock, but his move to weigh in on U.S. race relations has brewed up a social media backlash. at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom. The issue flared following the...

  • Starbucks CEO speaks out to Cramer on race Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Jim Cramer spoke with Howard Schultz on the new "Race Together" initiative for Starbucks, and what this could mean for the country and company.

  • Starbucks CEO to Cramer on controversial 'Race Together' campaign

    Howard Schultz speaks to Jim Cramer about new initiative for Starbucks' baristas across the country writing "race together" on coffee cups to increase awareness on race relations.

  • What shareholders think about Starbucks' race idea Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    A woman walks past a Starbucks cafe in New York, Sept. 18, 2013.

    Shareholders in Seattle discuss their thoughts on airing out a touchy subject like race while serving up coffee.

  • US stocks rebound on dovish Fed, with Dow topping 18K Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered the Fed's statement that indicated a rate hike would come later rather than sooner.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 18- Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz has deftly navigated thorny issues such as gay marriage, gun control and Congressional gridlock, but his move to weigh in on U.S. race relations has brewed up a social media backlash. at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom. Company employees, known as baristas, were...