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CEOs are getting more political, but consumers aren't buying it

CEOs are getting more political, but consumers aren't buying it

Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz has spoken out on gun control, race relations and the "cynicism, despair, division, exclusion, fear and yes -- indifference" in America today.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a developer conference this year that "I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people as they label others," even if he didn't directly mention GOP nominee Donald Trump.

And Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has become a "ringleader," in the words of one state senator, of big-business executives who have opposed state legislation that limits gay rights.

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