Latte Questions for Starbucks' Execs

At its annual gathering, the coffee chain dealt with concerns about a leaked memo, a sagging stock, and a fair-trade tussle

Starbucks is no longer just a coffee chain—or a hot growth stock, either. With 13,500 stores in 39 countries, it's fast becoming a multinational heavyweight. And at its 2007 annual shareholder meeting in Seattle on Mar. 21, the company showed how it's dealing with its growing pains.

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