Starbucks giving workers raises, stock grants due to tax law

It’s the latest firm to act after the corporate tax rate was slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent.

The sign at a Starbucks store in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The sign at a Starbucks store in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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