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Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

Mar 22, 2017 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and at-risk youth.

The moves underscored the progressive image Schultz has helped cultivate for Starbucks as he prepares to cede the CEO job next month to Starbucks President Kevin Johnson.

Schultz, who will remain executive chairman, defended the promise ...