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Obama To Dine with Top CEO’s Including Nooyi, Dimon, Cote Among Others (WMT, VZ, JPM, AXP, PEP)


Chief executive officers of prominent companies have been invited for dinner tonight with President Barak Obama at the White House, reports Bloomberg. CEO’s invited include Verizon Communications Inc.’s (NYSE: VZ) Ivan Seidenberg, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s (NYSE: JPM) Jamie Dimon, and American Express Co.’s (NYSE: AXP) Kenneth Chenault.

Others are David Cote of Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON), Antonio Perez of Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: EK), Xerox Corp.’s (NYSE: XRX) Ursula Burns, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s (NYSE: WMT) Michael Duke.

The executives are in Washington for a meeting of the Business Roundtable. The meetings are a part of the Obama administration’s efforts to change perceptions that he is anti-business.

On Feb.9, Obama said in an interview that “The irony is, is that on the left we are perceived as being in the pockets of big business; and then on the business side, we are perceived as being anti-business.”

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