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 chief ...

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