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CEO Confidence Continues To Improve

April 8, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2010, improved more in the first quarter of 2011. The figure now stands at 67, up from 62 last quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses).   "CEOs’ confidence […]

Small Business Owners Expecting Increased Sales

March 31, 2011 Mike Sachoff

One out of two U.S. small business owners expect increased sales in the next six months, but non-labor costs could squeeze profits and lead to higher selling prices over the same period, according to a new PNC Economic Outlook survey. The survey indicates owners’ expectations for sales and profits have […]

Small Business Owners To Add More Than 3 Million Jobs In 2011

March 16, 2011 Mike Sachoff

U.S. small business owners plan to add nearly 3.8 million jobs this year, according to the latest Small Business Success Index, released by the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and partner Network Solutions. When asked about their hiring plans […]

Americans More Optimistic About Economic Outlook

March 10, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Americans indicate their financial future looks brighter, due to a more optimistic economic outlook, according to a new report from the Principal Financial Group. Despite the economic difficulties of the past two years, more than a quarter (28 percent) of employees and 20 percent of retirees are optimistic regarding their […]

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