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About 150 business leaders — including the chief executive officers at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) — were invited to an undisclosed location to dine with President Trump when he makes his first visit to the U.K. next week, the Financial Times tells us. The black-tie dinner will be hosted by Theresa May, the prime minister, and is one of the key moments of a three-day “working visit.” But the invitation poses a delicate dilemma for some executives, as they weigh the reputational risks of attending. No word yet on whether the GSK and J&J execs will attend.

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