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The new political landscape has injected unprecedented confidence into the middle market, with 70% of executives saying they expect the economy to improve over the next six months -- compared to just 37% who said the same at the end of 2016. That's... Read Story
March 22, 2017, 07:00 AM

Prospects for the American economy are looking up, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank. "Even without a dose of fiscal stimulus, economic growth appears set to accelerate to 2.2% from the middling 1.6% rate it averaged... Read Story
March 17, 2017, 07:08 AM

Owners of small and mid-sized businesses are upbeat about the U.S. economy amid steady expectations for their sales and hiring during the next six months, according to the latest PNC Economic Outlook Survey findings.The fall findings of PNC's... Read Story
October 11, 2016, 07:13 AM

The American economy is doing better than the headlines suggest and should continue to add jobs at a steady pace, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank.  "Economic growth averaged just 1.0 percent over the first half of... Read Story
September 23, 2016, 07:46 AM

Bank of America Merrill Lynch released its 2016 CFO Outlook, reporting that CFOs rate the U.S. economy is at its highest level since the 2008 recession and predict continued growth for their companies and workforce in 2016.In a survey of 500... Read Story
November 18, 2015, 07:34 AM

A new survey from TD Bank reveals chief financial officers (CFOs) plan to significantly increase their company's capital spending in 2016, as the economic outlook remains positive despite forecasts of an interest rate increase and uncertainty in... Read Story
November 17, 2015, 07:50 AM

The December 2014 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 48 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2014 and 2015, was conducted November... Read Story
December 09, 2014, 07:46 AM

Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2014, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2014 continue to be... Read Story
May 07, 2014, 07:24 AM

Business owners and top decision-makers are more optimistic about their own businesses in 2014 than they are about the overall U.S. economy, according to an annual survey sponsored by SunTrust Banks, Inc. Sixty-five percent of leaders in companies... Read Story
April 25, 2014, 07:18 AM

For the first time in more than six years consumer spending will lead U.S. economic growth as we enter 2014, Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson, PhD, said during his 2014 Economic Outlook press briefing. Strong exports, capital spending... Read Story
December 19, 2013, 07:31 AM

Middle market business executives predict an improved U.S. economy next year, and the vast majority says their companies are adding employees and enjoying stronger revenue, according to the 2013 Mid-Market Outlook Survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the... Read Story
September 27, 2013, 07:52 AM

American businesses are cautiously optimistic about their performance this year amid a growing uncertainty surrounding the U.S. economy, according to the 2013 Chase Business Leaders Outlook. More than half of the 3,500 small and mid-sized businesses... Read Story
April 24, 2013, 07:36 AM

According to the results of Business Roundtable’s (BRT) first quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, CEOs’ expectations for the economy over the next six months have improved due to expected higher sales and capital spending, but that expectations... Read Story
March 14, 2013, 07:11 AM

Business executives are significantly less pessimistic about the U.S. economy and their own businesses’ prospects than they were at the end of 2012, according to the first quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers... Read Story
March 11, 2013, 07:49 AM

A new national survey from TD Bank reveals that both middle-market and corporate CFOs are optimistic for macroeconomic and business growth at a level unseen since the height of the Great Recession. Nearly half (46%) of finance managers polled said... Read Story
February 07, 2013, 07:39 AM

Weak overall economic growth persisted in the third quarter of 2012, increasing by 2.7%, and the sluggish pace characteristic of the current expansion is likely to continue, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and... Read Story
December 21, 2012, 07:50 AM