Motley Fool: 3 Must-See Quotes From Starbucks’ Earnings Call

For Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), the fiscal second quarter was solid, bolstered by strong comparable-store sales growth in the U.S. and a 17% year-over-year increase in stores in China. This translated to a nice 13% year-over-year increase in non-GAAP earnings per share. These…

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Motley Fool: Yes, Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs — So You Better Have Skills

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is now using robots to help employees track and shelve inventory, among other things. And while the company says that its machines won’t cost any human workers their jobs, smaller crews at the company’s stores would appear to…

Motley Fool: Starbucks Continues to Add a Lot of Stores in China

While Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) has nearly saturated the United States, the nearly 30,000-store chain still has opportunity to grow. Much of that growth, however, will take place in China, where the economy has been slowing. That’s a risk, but maybe not…

Motley Fool: Stock Market Power Rankings: Apple Jacks

Each week, I’m ranking the biggest companies that trade on U.S. exchanges based on their size (market capitalization), momentum (total return over the past year), and recent news. Before we get to the rankings, a quick word on a major player.…

Motley Fool: Will Chipotle's New Loyalty Program Deliver for Investors?

After years of anticipation, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) is finally rewarding its most loyal customers. Executing on an earlier promise from new CEO Brian Niccol, the burrito roller is now testing a loyalty program in three markets: Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City,…