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    Starbucks Expands Fiscal-Cliff Campaign

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 27: A cup of coffee with the words "come together" written on the cup sits on the counter at Starbucks, on December 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the words are intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the "fiscal cliff." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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    Guess this will brighten up Starbucks cups after the holiday-themed ones are gone. Starbucks has officially joined the president in asking lawmakers to compromise on the economy to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. After the company urged workers in its 120 Washington, D.C., stores to write “come together” on each customer’s cup, the effort gained so much steam over the week that a spokesman announced on Friday that Starbucks stores all over the country would be invited to join in. Although some have reported that it hasn’t been quite so successful ...

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