Starbucks drinks contain appropriate levels of ice

It seems that Starbucks can put as much ice as it wants in your beverage.

A judge in California dismissed a case that accused the coffee chain of under-filling its iced drinks.

The judge wrote the cups Starbucks uses for its cold drinks are clear, and therefore make it easy to see that the drink consists of a combination of liquid and ice.

Starbucks is facing a similar ice-related lawsuit in Illinois and that one has yet to be settled.

Many Americans are skipping the bar of soap.

Instead, they’re using liquid soap.

The reason? More than half of consumers — 55 percent — say bar soap is inconvenient when compared to liquid varieties, according to a new report by research firm Mintel. Among their chief complaints: bar soaps leave residue in the shower, require a dish for storage, and aren’t as long-lasting as liquid options.

Stocks creeped higher and now the major indexes are back near record highs.

The rebound comes as quiet summer trading drags on and investors look ahead to a key speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday.

Nearly a week after pulling them from Happy Meal packages — and subsequently erasing all trace of their existence from stores — McDonald’s has issued a formal recall of all 29 million Step-It fitness trackers over reports of skin irritation and burns.

McDonald’s knows of at least 70 complaints of skin irritation, including seven incidents in which wearers of the trackers developed blisters.

And sales of Kibbles and Bits pet food are down.

J-M Smucker says, like human food, pet owners are trending toward more premium products for their animals.

Sales of both Kibbles and Bits and Meow Mix are down.

For more business headlines from Jane King at the Nasdaq, watch Daybreak Monday through Friday.

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