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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  • Photos: Aftermath of NYC subway pipe bombing

    Photos: Aftermath of NYC subway pipe bombing

    A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.   Images via Getty.

    A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.   Images via Getty.

  • Photos: First snowfall of the season in NYC

    Photos: First snowfall of the season in NYC

    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-12-10 17:48:45 GMT

    The first snowfall of the season arrived in New York on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, transforming city streets into scenes from a wintry postcard.

    The first snowfall of the season arrived in New York on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, transforming city streets into scenes from a wintry postcard.

  • Photos: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere in L.A.

    Photos: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere in L.A.

    the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

    Sights and scenes at the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at the Shrine Auditorium on Dec. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

    Sights and scenes at the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at the Shrine Auditorium on Dec. 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

    Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-17 23:40:05 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:49 PM EST2017-12-18 02:49:58 GMT
    Bitcoin futures make their second debut on CME.
    Bitcoin futures make their second debut on CME.
  • Defiant Theresa May: UK 'proving doubters wrong' on Brexit

    Defiant Theresa May: UK 'proving doubters wrong' on Brexit

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:19 AM EST2017-12-17 11:19:24 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:49 PM EST2017-12-18 02:49:57 GMT
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that her government is "proving the doubters wrong" after European Union leaders agreed that Brexit negotiations can finally move on to their next phase in the new year.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that her government is "proving the doubters wrong" after European Union leaders agreed that Brexit negotiations can finally move on to their next phase in the new year.
  • Treasury chief can't rule out shutdown, but expects deal

    Treasury chief can't rule out shutdown, but expects deal

    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:39 AM EST2017-12-17 15:39:28 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:49 PM EST2017-12-18 02:49:55 GMT
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he can't rule out a possible government shutdown later this week if Congress deadlocks on another temporary Washington spending bill, but thinks it's unlikely.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he can't rule out a possible government shutdown later this week if Congress deadlocks on another temporary Washington spending bill, but thinks it's unlikely.
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