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Loyalty program helps lift Starbucks

NEW YORK — Starbucks Inc. says its profit rose 34 percent in the quarter, as the coffee chain used its loyalty program to get customers to visit more often and spend more on food.

The Seattle-based company said global sales rose 7 percent at cafes open at least a year, including an 8 percent rise in both the United States and Asia.

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