Starbucks

Ticker SBUX

Today's data summary

Market open
% change
+0.50%
Price US dollars
83.44
Change
+0.42
As of 17:04 18 Jun 2019
Market cap. US dollars
112,595.89 million
As of 17:04 18 Jun 2019

Latest updates

Donald Trump isn't impressed...

Further to the news that ex-Starbucks boss Howard Schultz is considering running for president in the US in 2020, current President Donald Trump has waded into the mix with his thoughts on Twitter...

View more on twitter

Starbucks ex-boss mulls presidential bid

Howard Schultz
Getty Images

The former chief executive of coffee chain Starbucks has said he is "seriously considering" running for president.

Howard Schultz, who stepped down as the firm's boss last year, says he is considering running as a centrist independent candidate in 2020.

In a series of tweets, he said the current two political parties in the US were "more divided than ever".

"Let's discuss how we can come together to create opportunities for more people," he posted.

During an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes programme, Mr Schultz said he had been a "lifelong Democrat", but criticised the current two-party dominated system.

No more porn at Starbucks

A girl is working on laptop in a Starbucks coffee shop
Getty Images

Starbucks says it's going to block customers from visiting porn sites on its free Wi-Fi in all its US outlets - but not until next year.

Watching explicit content in Starbucks stores has always been banned, but now the coffee giant says it will actively block porn sites.

Who should customers thank for this move? A Virginia-based non-profit called Enough is Enough.

Read more here.