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Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

NEW YORK (CBS) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don't seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.

In March, CEO Howard Schultz said during an interview with Fox Business that Starbucks had no intentions of raising its prices.

Washington County jobless rate reaches 8.9 percent

Washington County jobless rate reaches 8.9 percent

Unemployment in Central Georgia has declined again since March.

According to a release, the Central Georgia area's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in April, down from March's 7.3 percent.

Washington County's jobless rate reached 8.9 percent in April. Washington County is one of 31 counties in Georgia who have a rate of 8 percent to 8.9 percent.

A year ago in April 2013, Central Georgia's regional jobless rate reached 8.3 percent.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Washington County unemployment rate hits 9.5 percent

Washington County unemployment rate hits 9.5 percent

Washington County's unemployment rate hit 9.5 percent in January, above Central Georgia's regional average of 7.7 percent.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in Central Georgia, according to a release.

Central Georgia's regional unemployment estimation from the Georgia Department of Labor includes Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.

Chamber welcomes Mid State Meat to Sandersville

Chamber welcomes Mid State Meat to Sandersville

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.