America's CEOs are feeling good, KPMG survey finds

And 72% of CEOs surveyed anticipate modest or significantly increased hiring in the next year.
72% of CEOs surveyed anticipate modest or significantly increased hiring in the next year, according to a new KPMG survey.
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What does a “good” economy look like — and are we in one?

Mar 27, 2024
Voters’ views on the economy don’t always match their own situation or national trends. The gap can color their views of candidates.
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How are small businesses feeling? It depends on whom you ask.

Feb 14, 2024
One survey showed small-business owners in a downbeat mood for the 25th straight month. Another had satisfaction at 85%.
Inflation and supply chain problems are abating for some small businesses, says Brett Sussman of American Express, but the smaller of those companies are still struggling, says Alex Shvarts of FundKite.
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2024 economic forecasts bring optimism and uncertainty

Jan 3, 2024
Fairly low unemployment, gradually slowing inflation and continued economic growth are all positive signals. But there are risks too.
“Rather than cautiously optimistic, I’d say we’re optimistically cautious,” said Vanguard's Andrew Patterson of 2024's economic outlook.
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Is cost of housing the culprit for pessimism about economy?

Dec 12, 2023
Inflation dipped slightly, but housing remains the biggest driver of rising prices.
Rents have gone up almost 30% just in the last couple of years. And high mortgage rates mean buying is out of reach for many current renters.
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Service-sector businesses feel upbeat about "business conditions"

Sep 8, 2023
A survey from the Institute for Supply Management found that a majority of service-sector businesses feel positive about business conditions and the overall economy.
Service sector businesses, which include restaurants, hair salons, marketing agencies and more, are overall feeling positive about the economy, thanks to strong customer demand.
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Nearly half of small businesses believe the economy won’t improve in the next 6 months

May 10, 2023
When it comes to sales, inventory, hiring, credit conditions and more, small business owners are wary.
An April survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent business found that owners are struggling with inflation and other macro-economic issues.
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Business economists seem a little more optimistic, survey finds

Jan 23, 2023
A majority still think the country is headed for a recession. But the majority's shrinking.
A little more than half of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics expect a recession, down from about two-thirds in October.
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As earnings season rolls on, what's the mood of corporate America?

Oct 26, 2022
So far this earnings season, most S&P 500 companies that have reported, beat revenue expectations. 
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What corporate layoffs tell us about the economy

Sep 21, 2022
Gap is the latest company to announce layoffs. Downsizing among employers reflects shifting consumer habits.
Clothing retailer Gap plans to cut roughly 500 corporate jobs, following other large companies like HBO Max and Peloton.
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