Starbucks’ apology, Deutsche Bank’s layoffs and Bleacher Report’s Twitter misfire

Also: Netflix promises to cut back on smoking, Disney Freeform defends Ariel casting, and Delta beefs up economy class.

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If you were binge-watching the “Stranger Things” third season over the holiday weekend, you might have noticed cigarettes—many of them. The anti-smoking group Truth Initiative’s damning report of the show’s smoking depictions prompted Netflix to promise that it will not include tobacco in future shows except for “reasons of historical or factual accuracy.”

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On Friday, the Tempe Officers Association said six police officers in Tempe, Arizona, were asked to “move out of [a] customer’s line of sight or leave” because the person “did not feel safe.” The hashtags #DumpStarbucks and #BoycottStarbucks trended on social media. On Saturday, the coffee chain issued a mea culpa and said it was “committed to being part of” an “important dialogue.”

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