Cheddar Morning Business Update 12/5: Starbucks partners with Alibaba

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  • Starbucks is partnering with Alibaba. The coffee giant announced it is opening a reserve roastery in Shanghai with an immersive augmented reality shopping experience. Visitors can order their coffee off of an app with details about brewing methods and sign up for 'coffee tasting experiences.'
  • Nike has found a way to make running a tiny bit easier. A  study shows that Nike's 'zoom vapor-fly four percent' sneaker actually reduces energy use while running by four percent. Winner of the NYC Marathon Shalane Flanagan was actually wearing them when she won this year. The sneakers cost $250. 
  • House of cards is coming back and its Claire Underwood's time to shine. Netflix announced the final season will resume production without Kevin Spacey. It will be eight episodes, instead of the typical 13. Robin Wright will be the lead and spoiler alert, she'll star as Madame President. 
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  • US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

    US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:07:49 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigratio...(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigratio...
    Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business.
    Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business.
  • Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

    Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-07-15 16:22:50 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). This June 28, 2018 photo shows 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York owned by the Kushner Cos. An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.’ largest residential buildings in New York City reveal...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). This June 28, 2018 photo shows 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York owned by the Kushner Cos. An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.’ largest residential buildings in New York City reveal...
    Banging, drilling, dust, rats: Kushner Cos. tenants say relentless construction was used to push them out for luxury condo buyers.
    Banging, drilling, dust, rats: Kushner Cos. tenants say relentless construction was used to push them out for luxury condo buyers.
  • May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

    May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:37 AM EDT2018-07-15 09:37:28 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-07-15 21:11:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc.
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