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Honeywell CEO Cote: Man in the middle of budget talks, WSJ reports

When it comes to the fiscal cliff debate, business leaders aren't sitting on the sidelines. Honeywell International (HON) CEO David Cote has been taking directives from President Obama and congressional Republicans in the hope of finding a solution, reports the Wall Street Journal. Cote is the business executive most in the middle of the debate. He and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett talk and email, while he also sees congressional leaders, taking along other corporate executives and a newly funded CEO campaign for a deficit compromise.