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Starbucks ahead of schedule with veteran-hiring program

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Coffee maker Starbucks, responding to backlash over CEO Howard Schultz's promise to hire 10,000 refugees following President Donald Trump's executive action, is reminding critics of its vow to hire the same number of veterans and military spouses by 2018.

Schultz, according to Reuters, announced the refugee-hiring plan two days after Trump signed an order freezing the refugee resettlement program for 120 days and instituting a 90-day moratorium on entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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