Starbucks (SBUX) hears calls from a member of Britain's parliament to investigate how it avoids...

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

Starbucks (SBUX) hears calls from a member of Britain's parliament to investigate how it avoids paying taxes on a hefty portion of its sales in the United Kingdom. If a probe occurs, any resulting damage could be considered somewhat self-afflicted after the company told investors its unit in the U.K. was profitable while telling the taxing authorities the unit wasn't.