Starbucks is going to need more than a little buzz from their Election Day giveaway to get them back on track. The Post reports today that Starbucks' 4th quarter profits plunged 97 percent due mostly to closing poorly-performing stores, fewer U.S. customers, and disappointing sales on their new products. Don't count them out yet though—profits may increase as the chain plans to open about 700 new stores overseas next year. [NYP via AP]
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