The chief executives of Amazon.com Inc, FPL Group, Eastman Kodak and Kraft Foods are among business leaders attending a lunch meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, the White House said.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Florida Power and Light's Lew Hay, Eastman Kodak's Antonio Perez and Kraft's Irene Rosenfeld will have lunch with Obama as part of the administration's continuing outreach to the business community.
Topics to be discussed include the health of the financial industry, health insurance reform, climate change policy and job creation, the White House said.
Obama's advisers are considering a wide range of options for spurring the U.S. economy and reversing a climb in the U.S. unemployment rate, which is at a 26-year-high.
A tax cut for businesses that hire new workers is one possibility. The administration is also mulling extending unemployment payments and health insurance for the unemployed and continuing an $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Vicki Allen)