Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 8.
In the wake of Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States, major companies have weighed in on the prospect of working alongside the new commander-in-chief, as well as about how the election could impact their bottom lines.
Several major industry leaders congratulated the president-elect and remained optimistic about the future of the global economy -- a favorable outlook that came as stocks trader higher on Thursday, positioning the market for a fourth straight day of gains.
Others, such as Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz, said Wednesday he was "stunned" by the election upset and called upon his staff to "find the best version" of themselves to move the country forward.
"Whether you are pleased or disappointed by the outcome, we each still have a choice," Schultz said in a memo. Just prior to the election, Schultz, who had endorsed Hillary Clinton, wrote to employees that he was anxious about the election and how divided the country had become.
Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg late Wednesday night voiced his thoughts on the election on the social media site, tagging his post as "feeling hopeful." Zuckerberg implored Americans to view the election as a call to create the "world we want for our children."
"This work is bigger than any presidency and progress does not move in a straight line," Zuckerberg said. "We are all blessed to have the ability to make the world better, and we have the responsibility to do it. Let's go work even harder."