With just two weeks before we go plummeting off the so-called fiscal cliff, corporate executives...

|By:, SA News Editor

With just two weeks before we go plummeting off the so-called fiscal cliff, corporate executives are intensifying their push for a compromise out fear of the economic consequences. One business leader taking on a bigger role in trying to get a deal done is Honeywell (HON) CEO David Cote, who has become a key go-between for Republicans and the White House. Cote’s role marks a big change from last year’s messy debt-ceiling debate, as business execs aren’t sitting on the sidelines this time. “We’re not confident that our guys can govern anymore,” says Cote.