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Uber chief quits Donald Trump business council amid boycott calls

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit President Donald Trump‘s council of business leaders, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. Kalanick wrote to his employees that he’d spoken with Trump on Thursday to “let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.” His departure came…

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Starbucks touts Christmas coffee after flap over red cups

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Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year’s minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor on Tuesday touted its “exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015” — one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores. On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees “from diverse ethnic backgrounds who proudly wear…

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