Starbucks plea: come together

Dec. 26 (Reuters): Starbucks Corp will use its ubiquitous coffee cups to tell US lawmakers to come up with a deal to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff" and triggering automatic tax hikes.

Chief executive Howard Schultz is urging workers in Starbucks's roughly 120 Washington-area shops to write "come together" on customers' cups tomorrow and Friday, as President Obama and lawmakers return to work.