Yesterday, January 7, 2008, Starbucks sacked their CEO, Jim Donald, and announced that they will close some U.S. based stores in 2008. Starbucks is a great concept, but after thousands and thousands of stores opened in a close proximity to each other, its time to take a breath. The share price has suffered considerably in the last few weeks as a result of declining sales. They likely plan is for Starbucks to close the stores that are not strategically positioned and under performing. To read more about Starbucks closing, click here.