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Is this karma or what? One day after Starbucks announces new strategies for growth, a judge rules that the company has to pay baristas $100 mil in owed tips. No one checked the California laws about supervisors taking from the tip pool (illegal, who knew?) except for one lone barista, and now the coffee juggernaut has to give it back. It's not clear how many will receive the payout, but we have more stores in this state than any other, about 2,460. Starbucks says they'll appeal: "It is fundamentally unfair and beyond all common sense and reason." [LAT]

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