Starbucks outlines plans for automated ordering, new coffee equipment to improve efficiency

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, Washington on March 22, 2017. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Starbucks on Tuesday outlined its plans for automated ordering in stores, new coffee-making equipment and an expanded loyalty program as part of its push to reinvent itself and … Read more

Succession, Ted Lasso take home top Emmy honours | Television News

Succession, the story of a dysfunctional family jockeying for power and wealth, and feel-good comedy Ted Lasso have taken the top honours at the Emmy awards, while South Korean star Lee Jung-jae was named best actor for his role in dystopian thriller Squid Game, a first for a non-English-language performer.. Both Succession and Ted Lasso … Read more

Asia markets rise, South Korea stocks pop ahead of U.S. CPI report

China’s tourism revenue is still running well below 2019 levels, data shows National tourism revenue for the Mid-Autumn Festival reached 28.68 billion yuan ($4.16 billion) — just 60.6% of the 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to official data. The revenue has remained below 2019 levels since the pandemic hit in early 2020. Movie-ticketing site Maoyan showed … Read more

Critics grow around popular annual college rankings

CNN — Google searches for “college rankings” peak each year within months of the release of the annual US News & World Report Top Colleges Lists. The company says around 40 million people read these lists last year; that’s more than 10 times the number of high school graduates in the United States. The company … Read more

US, Mexico to cooperate on semiconductors, electric vehicles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, officials from both countries said Monday Both efforts seek to eat … Read more

Columbia University acknowledges submitting inaccurate data for consideration in college rankings

CNN Business  —  Columbia University said that it relied on “outdated and/or incorrect methodologies” in submitting data to U.S. News & World Report for consideration in the publication’s 2021 college rankings, according to a statement released by the university Friday. “The Columbia undergraduate experience is and always has been centered around small classes taught by … Read more

DOJ, Trump each offered special masters for the Mar-a-Lago probe. Here are the 4 nominees

CNN — The Justice Department and lawyers for former President Donald Trump offered two selections each to a federal judge for who should serve as “special master” in the Mar-a-Lago investigation. district court Judge Aileen Cannonthe Trump-appointed judge presiding over the case, earlier this week granted the former president’s request to appoint a third-party attorney, … Read more

This CSI: Miami actress was threatened by a stalker for 12 years. The FBI caught him after he left his DNA on a fast food straw

Editor’s note: Disclaimer: This story has disturbing content related to threats of sexual violence. CNN — The threatening letters began in March 2007. They arrived in the mail at Eva LaRue’s home in Southern California – sometimes handwritten, sometimes typed – from an unknown sender who called himself “Freddie Krueger” and had sworn to rape … Read more

European markets rise after ECB’s record rate hike; The BoE postpones its meeting

Bank of England delays policy meeting after Queen’s death The Bank of England announced on Friday that it would postpone the meeting of its September monetary policy committee for a week after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The UK is in a period of national mourning following the death of the Queen, Britain’s oldest … Read more

North Korea says it will never give up nukes to counter US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stressed that his country will never give up the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the United States, which he has accused of pushing to weaken the northern defenses and possibly bringing down its government, state media said. Friday. Kim made the comments … Read more