Starbucks

Starbucks (SBUX) said it will pay $16 mil a year in U.K. taxes the next 2 years regardless of whether it makes a profit there. The world's largest coffeehouse chain was hit with public protests and negative comments by officials, who said it only paid $13.8 mil U.K. taxes in 14 years. Starbucks' European HQ is in Netherlands, and it pays taxes there. Shares rose 5.7% to 53.70.

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