President Obama informed CEOs of major companies that he “wants to work with them on some “tricky questions” about how to make wages grow at a time when corporate profits are at 60-year highs.” The AP,
Obama says he is generally optimistic about the U.S. economy but says he worries the prosperity is not felt by all Americans.
He tells CEOs he will make a push to conclude a trade deal with Europe and break through obstacles in the way of a broad trans-Pacific trade agreement.
His remarks came ahead of his meeting with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, the incoming Senate majority leader in the new Congress.
McConnell said Tuesday that trade was among the issues where he and Obama could work, but noted that is an issue more popular with Republicans than Democrats.