Obama to Meet With New Group of CEOs
President Barack Obama will meet with a second batch of chief executives Wednesday as part of his efforts to mobilize external support for a package of changes to reduce the deficit, people familiar with the matter said.
It will be the second such meeting this month after Mr. Obama met with a dozen CEOs on Nov. 14, including Jeff Immelt of General Electric Co. and Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo Inc. The names of CEOs meeting with Mr. Obama on Wednesday couldn’t be immediately learned.
The meetings are part of a White House approach to deficit negotiations with Congress that differs from its strategy during the debt ceiling fight of 2011. Last year, the White House met primarily with lawmakers to try to craft a deal.