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At Davos, So Many Topics for Business Leaders

Jan 21, 2015

As always, this week's meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, offers journalists a wealth of interview possibilities, including sit-downs with CEOs of major global companies who also are members of Business Roundtable.

From CNBC, here's a collection of the most recent interviews, covering a wide range of topics from Aetna's plans to raise its employees' wages, to net neutrality, to the necessity of tax reform and educational quality to improve economic growth. 

We'll add more citations as they come in.

Also, from the WEF: "How to follow Davos 2015 on social media."

Aetna CEO: "Rethinking the bottom line." Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman & CEO, discusses how he came up with the plan to boost wages. More from CNBC at "Aetna CEO: Raising the bar on wages," noting how his employees contacted him on social media to tell him how difficult it was to make ends meet. "We called it an infrastructure investment in the quality of our employees and their healthy lifestyle, which is something we should be about as a company."

AT&T CEO: "It's all about broadband." Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman & CEO and Chairman of Business Roundtable, discusses the likely impact of the FCC's decision on net neutrality, including lawsuits and a possible Supreme Court decision. More from CNBC, "AT&T CEO: This is the most important issue for us."

BlackRock CEO: "Changing the tax narrative." Larry Fink weighs in on tax reform and says we need a system that encourages investment for the long-term.

Blackstone CEO: "Quality education for all." Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone chairman and CEO, explains how without a quality education people are disabled in a modern economy. More: "Should the world fail to provide the intellectual capital for people around the world, the global economy will have long-term problems, he said in a 'Squawk Box' interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland."

Blackstone CEO: "Large banks put through the wringer." Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone chairman and CEO, shares his thoughts on the impact of regulations on big banks.



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