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  • Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson leaves the White House after a meeting of business leaders with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Business chieftains back Obama approach

    At least some business leaders are coming on board with President Obama's push to increase taxes on top income earners — as long as that plan also includes cuts to entitlement spending.

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  • "The optimism was much better coming out of the room for many ... than going into the room," said Joe Echeverria, the CEO of Deloitte LLP, an Obama supporter who noted that he was optimistic going into the meeting.

    Business chieftains back Obama approach →

  • Mr. Echeverria also said he got the sense from the meeting that business leaders are now considering tax increases on those making more than $250,000 as a fait accompli.

    Business chieftains back Obama approach →

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