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Friends of Starbucks’ CEO Want Him to Run Against Hillary

Hillary Clinton is still the presumptive favorite to become the Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency. But high-powered friends of Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz are reportedly eager to anoint him as a challenger to Clinton. The 62-year-old CEO has been urged by supporters to join the Democratic primary, with friends “thinking the time is right for someone who’s not a political ...

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Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Backs Diversification Strategy

The chief executive of Rolls-Royce, which is reeling from four profit warnings in less than 18 months, on Thursday signaled his strong support for the engine maker’s existing diversification strategy. Warren East told the Financial Times that the plan was “broadly correct” even though it prompted strong criticism from shareholders of his predecessor, John Rishton. Mr East also left the ...

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Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Teen Jobs

Fast food workers are clamoring for a higher minimum wage. But the CEO of one big restaurant chain worries that boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour could hurt teens looking for their first job. Sally Smith, the CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, told CNNMoney Wednesday that her company and other restaurants may not want to hire teens for ...

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How Walmart’s and Target’s CEOs Have Built Momentum in One Year

Change doesn’t come easy—particularly when you’re trying to move the needle at a company that rakes in hundreds of billions in annual sales. Still, when new CEOs took over at two of the country’s largest retailers within a three-day time span last year, experts knew major changes were in store for the industry. As Greg Foran and Brian Cornell mark ...

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