Starbucks closed 700 stores because of Hurricane Irma but still paid workers, baristas

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Starbucks Corp. closed 700 stores to help ensure the safety of its employees in preparation for Hurricane Irma slamming into Florida, other Southern states and Puerto Rico. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson estimates that more than 10,000 employees will feel the effects of Irma. "Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have inflicted violent and horrific destruction," Johnson wrote in a letter to employees Monday, which was the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "I remain confident that just as the...

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