05/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Starbucks Shares Rise On Q2 Sales Improvement

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Starbucks Corp. jumped Thursday after the coffee chain said its sales in the fiscal second quarter fell less sharply than at the end of last year.

Shares rose $1.24, or 9.1 percent, to $14.93 in afternoon trading

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