Starbucks’ Schultz eyes global growth

The new health care legislation has forced many large companies to skimp on health coverage, if not cancel it altogether, for spouses, retirees and part-timers among others. But coffee giant Starbucks is not one of them.

CEO Howard Schultz says he refuses to cut back because it will send the wrong message to employees, even as the likes of UPS, Time Warner, IBM and Delta Air Lines complain that the law is hurting profitability and job creation.

Starbucks has become as iconic as apple pie in America and throughout the world.  USA TODAY’S Maria Bartiromo caught up with the CEO of the company that often finds itself on the list of the best companies to work for to talk culture, strategy, economics and how technology is changing his business.

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