Articles by Laura Matthews

Laura is a U.S. politics reporter for the International Business Times. She was always fascinated by the BBC World News each morning on the radio in Jamaica. That, and a love for writing led her to a masters in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelors in media and communication from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She has worked for Gannett's Pacific Daily News in Guam, the Jamaica Observer, the Jamaica Gleaner, the Nassau Guardian in the Bahamas and Choices magazine for whom she ghost wrote the guidebook Help Your Child With Career Choice.

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Starbucks Plans To Close 150 US Cafes

The world's largest coffee chain is facing competition both from upscale coffee houses and lower-priced fast-food chains like McDonald's Corp and Dunkin' Donuts.