Barack Obama has invited Jamie Dimon and the CEOs of several prominent companies for dinner at the White House tonight, according to Bloomberg.
- Verizon Communications Inc.’s Ivan Seidenberg,
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon
- American Express Co.’s Kenneth Chenault.
- David Cote of Honeywell International, Inc.,
- Antonio Perez of Eastman Kodak Co.,
- Xerox Corp.’s Ursula Burns,
- Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Inc.,
- and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s 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,” Ed Liston at Benzinga writes. (We cribbed that list of executives from him.)
Will this work? Of course it will.
“Give it a few eyelash battings, maybe a longer-than-necessary stare, some nervous giggling and hair twirling and everyone’ll be good again,” writes DealBreaker’s Yael Bizouati. “By the time desert arrives, they’ll be spoon-feeding each other chocolate soufflé.”