Howard Schultz
Starbucks’ Howard Schultz drew both support and ire after he made comments regarding the company’s support of same-sex marriage during Starbucks’ March 20 shareholder meeting.

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Howard Schultz drew both cheers and jeers at Starbucks Corp.’s annual meeting in March after he told off an investor who questioned if the company’s support for same-sex marriage was hurting sales.

Pushed to defend the Seattle-based chain’s 2012 decision to endorse gay marriage legislation pending in its home state, Schultz stood his ground, noting the importance of diversity among Starbucks’ 200,000 employees. The chain’s chairman, president and

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