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Starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming Fiscal Cliff. 

CEO Howard Schultz is asking workers at its 120 DC area stores to write "Come Together" on the coffee cups they serve on Thursday and Friday. 

He says it's a way to"send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground." 

Last week, Congress and President Barack Obama broke for the Christmas holiday still far apart on a plan. 

If a deal isn't reached, widespread tax increases and automatic government spending cuts will kick in next week. 

Both sides are due back by Thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt. 
Starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups. 

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