WASHINGTON Oct 21 U.S. President Barack Obama
is having a 45-minute meeting on Thursday afternoon in San
Francisco with Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Steve Jobs,
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
The meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. PDT (1830 EDT/2230 GMT),
Gibbs told reporters traveling on Air Force One from Seattle to
It is "a meeting the president was interested in having,"
Gibbs said. "I think they last met ... along the trail in the
Gibbs said the two would talk about a variety of issues and
he expected the White House would issue a statement on the
meeting after it took place.
"He's eager to talk to him about the economy, innovation
and technology, education," Gibbs said.
Obama is on a four-day trip through western U.S. states
seeking to bolster Democratic candidates before the Nov. 2
mid-term elections, in which his party is expected to lose many
seats in the U.S. Congress and governors' mansions.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Doina Chiacu)