A Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another at left in Seattle. The world's biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words "Come Together" on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday. 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." It's the first time employees at Starbucks cafes are being asked to write anything other than customers' names on cups.
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published Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
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