Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                                               July 31, 2009

Readout of the President’s meeting with business leaders today:

As part of the President’s ongoing outreach to the business community he invited Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon and Chairman of the Business Roundtable, Mike Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart, Dan DiMicco, CEO of Nucor and Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks to join him for lunch in the Private Dining Room this afternoon. They had a wide ranging conversation about the state of the economy, health care reform and energy during the 75 minute lunch. The President and his economic team look forward to continuing to hold informal meetings with members of the business community to seek their input.

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