“If you feel, re­spect­fully, that you can get a higher re­turn than the 38 per­cent you got last year, it’s a free coun­try. You can sell your shares of Star­bucks and buy shares in an­other com­pany. Thank you very much.”

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— Star­bucks CEO Howard Schultz, re­spond­ing at the com­pany’s an­nual share­holder meet­ing to a stock owner who ques­tioned whether the cof­fee chain was be­ing hurt by its sup­port for same-sex mar­riage. (NPR.org, March 20)

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