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Business Roundtable Releases Fourth Quarter 2011 CEO Economic Outlook

December 15, 2011

The results of Business Roundtable’s fourth quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey show a continuation of third quarter expectations for sales, capital spending and hiring.

“The findings of this survey reflect the continuation of a slow, uneven recovery characterized by ongoing economic uncertainty for American businesses,” said Jim McNerney, chairman of the Business Roundtable and chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company.

Cost Pressures
This quarter’s survey also asked CEO members to identify their greatest cost pressures. Costs for materials and regulation together accounted for nearly 50 percent of CEO responses. Healthcare costs came in third among a diverse range of pressures that include pension, litigation and energy expenses.

Fourth Quarter 2011 CEO Economic Outlook Survey Index

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey Index increased to 77.9 in the fourth quarter of 2011, from 77.6 in the third quarter of 2011.


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  1. The Business Roundtable posted an update to this survey today. Here is the link:

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