US CEOs’ optimism reached new high

United States’ CEOs’ plans for hiring and investment, and expectations for sales over the next six months jumped sharply with the largest increase since the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the Business Roundtable first quarter 2017 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. CEOs project 2.2 percent GDP growth in 2017, a 0.2 percentage point increase over their projection for 2017 made last December.