Reuters Investigates

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Coffee’s third wave

November 4, 2010

intelligentsia1Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea founder Doug Zell is part of an independent third wave of upscale coffee houses taking advantage of America's growing thirst for the premium coffees that Starbucks helped introduced to the masses. ( Click here to see today's special report on Starbucks on Reuters.com, or read the report in PDF format.)

The fresh Prince of Brunei

November 4, 2010

BRUNEI/By Mark Hosenball

The veins of Prince Jefri of Brunei may course with Royal blood and, though depleted by years of lawsuits, his bank accounts probably still hold enough riches to fund an imperial lifestyle. But the brother of the Sultan of Brunei didn’t get much respect from British High Court Judge Sir Peter Smith when, two years ago, Jefri failed to appear in court for a scheduled cross-examination on his tangled legal and financial affairs. (For a special report on Prince Jefri’s legal battles, click here. )

How to make friends and influence people

November 3, 2010

White House correspondent Caren Bohan’s special report out today examines President Barack Obama’s testy relationship with the business community.

How visible is the hand of Treasury in steering GM?

November 1, 2010

By Kevin Krolicki

“What we are not doing — what I have no interest in doing — is running GM.”  — President Barack Obama, June 2009.