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WASHINGTON--The White House decided to reveal that President Obama is lunching today with business leaders; it's part of ongoing outreach to try to bolster relations with the business community: Among the attendees: Clarence Otis, Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster), Scott Davis, UPS , Sam Palmisano, IBM and Matt Rose, BNSF, the railroad company.

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As the president has done throughout his administration, he will have lunch today with four business leaders to discuss ideas to grow the economy and create jobs. They will specifically discuss the importance of working with the private sector to promote job training efforts, including ways that companies have been partnering with higher educational institutions to develop curriculum and programs that ensure graduates will have the appropriate background and skills to succeed and get hired within the companies.

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