(CNN) - President Barack Obama continued his outreach with business leaders over the weekend to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff and economic growth, a White House official said Sunday.
The official said Obama spoke with the CEOs of four Fortune 500 companies over the weekend after gathering a dozen CEOs of other major American companies at the White House on Wednesday.
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Obama's conversations were part of his "outreach on the need to find a balanced deficit-reduction solution that protects the middle class and continues to move our economy forward," the official said.
The CEOs he contacted were Tim Cook of Apple, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Jim McNerney of Boeing, and Craig Jelinek of Costco, according to the official.
Also during the weekend, Obama flew to Asia for meetings and a summit of regional leaders.
– CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin contributed to this report