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Starbucks CEO steps down, may run for President: report

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WSIL-TV - The CEO of Starbucks is stepping down, and rumors are swirling he may be eyeing an even more high profile position: President of the United States.

CEO and Executive chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down in June. In a letter to current and former employees, Schultz said,

Who could have imagined how far we would travel together, from 11 stores in 1987 to more than 28,000 stores in 77 countries. But these numbers are not the true measures of our success. Starbucks changed the way millions of people drink coffee, this is true, but we also changed people's lives in communities around the world for the better.

In an interview with the New York Times, Schultz cited his concern for the country as reason for his potential candidacy. 

He has been with Starbucks since 1982 and served two stints as CEO.

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