State dinner: All about big business, and bringing Mom

President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, wave on the North Portico with wives Peng Liyuan, left, and first lady Michelle Obama as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s lavish state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping was supposed to be the social release after a long day of business. The head table told a different tale — bulging with the top brass from Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Disney, DreamWorks and more.

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