August 24, 2011 / 4:26 PM / 7 years ago

Obama talks to CEOs of GE, Amex about jobs proposal

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Libya from his vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - President Barack Obama had a conference call with the chief executives of General Electric (GE.N) and American Express (AXP.N) to discuss a jobs package he will propose next month, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and the chief executives talked about some of his ideas including retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency.

Reporting by Laura MacInnis, Editing by Sandra Maler

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