Nightly News   |  October 19, 2011

Stamp price hike; Starbucks introduces ‘blonde’ roast

Stamps will go up one cent in January, and Starbucks will introduce a milder coffee flavor. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Two consumer products in the news tonight. First, stamps. They'll go up in January another cent to 45 cents to mail a letter. It's been over two years since the last hike. That 1 cent increase raises over 800 million for the Postal Service . And Starbucks says because 40 percent of their customers often want a milder coffee, they'll bring out so-called Blonde Roast , starting in January, made from beans with less pungent flavor.