In an effort to find backing from business leaders as the administration and Congress get ready to battle on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, President Obama on Wednesday will meet with the 12 CEOs from some of the country's largest companies, reported today.

The CEOs are expected to bring a variety of business challenges facing their companies to the forefront with the president, in what CNNMoney and others have categorized as a meeting that will be tense.

The key issue despite the tension, however, remains common ground - the fiscal cliff and how to avoid it. 

The companies represented at today include Aetna Inc., Xerox Corp., American Express Co., Honeywell International Inc., General Electric Co., Dow Chemical Co., Procter & Gamble Co., Ford Motor Co., PepsiCo Inc., International Business Machines Corp., and Chevron Corp.

Read two related Business Record stories: 
How not to fall off the fiscal cliff - By Joe Gardyasz   
Miles on Money: All eyes on the fiscal cliff - By David Miles