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Starbucks expands workers’ healthcare choices

SEATTLE — Starbucks is expanding the healthcare benefit options it offers employees — something the company alluded to last week as it announced wage increases and other compensation changes.

Amazon enters student loan business

Amazon is entering the student loan business in a partnership with Wells Fargo & Co, the companies announced Thursday.

Social media whiz offers tips for online success

Leavenworth social media consultant April Welch will lead a workshop Wednesday to help business owners and managers boost customer reviews on the Web. The workshop, entitled "Yelp Me," will begin at 8 a.m. at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. Here she presents a handful of suggestions for bettering a business' presence in social media.

Starbucks buys into Italian bakery firm, eye on expansion

SEATTLE — In a bid to offer more premium food and appeal to more discerning palates, Starbucks is investing in high-end Italian bakery Princi, with plans to open Princi stores and to carry Princi foods in its Roastery showcases and a new line of Starbucks stores opening in 2017.

Beef jerky at the jail?

WENATCHEE — Next time you’re bailing out your brother-in-law at the Chelan County Law and Justice Building, be sure to grab a bag of cured meats.

NCW Success Summit heads to Quincy

QUINCY — Accomplishments in cities and towns across the region will be spotlighted later this year when the annual North Central Washington Community Success Summit convenes for its seventh time — this year in Quincy.

Nominees sought for local FSA committees

WATERVILLE — Ag producers in Chelan and Douglas counties can help administer federal farm programs here by applying for a position on local Farm Service Agency committees.