Starbucks cups, cut-rate SF real estate, Oakland-London flights

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Getting together over coffee

One week before election day, Starbucks unveiled a new cup that it says is meant to be “a symbol of unity.” The green cup — arriving along with traditional holiday drinks — features a mosaic of more than 100 people, including a coffee farmer and barista. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls it “a divisive time in our country” and says in a statement that the coffee giant wanted to come up with a symbol to serve “as a reminder of our shared values.” The company isn’t saying whether it will replace the red holiday cup from last year, which some said was lacking in holiday spirit.



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That’s how many San Francisco homes listed for sale had price cuts in the last week, according to real estate website Trulia. Brokers say the bubble isn’t bursting, but sellers are getting more realistic. More on D5

Crossing the pond

British Airways said Tuesday that it will add a nonstop flight from Oakland to Gatwick Airport outside London beginning March 28, the
TravelSkills
website reported. This is this is in addition to its daily 787 Dreamliner nonstop between San Jose International and Heathrow, as well as its two flights between SFO and Heathrow using an Airbus A380 or Boeing 777, the site says. No other carrier offers London service from all three Bay Area airports. The new Oakland flights will operate four days a week.

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