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Starbucks Jumps as Profit Increases on U.S. Sales Gain

Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffee-shop operator, rose the most in 19 months after yesterday reporting fourth-quarter profit increased as new products helped boost U.S. sales.

Starbucks climbed 9.1 percent to $50.84 at the close in New York for the biggest gain since March 10, 2011. The shares have advanced 11 percent this year.