Link: Cautious CEO optimism on economy, better than none at all!

America’s CEOs: Jobs outlook better, but …


6:24 AM CDT, May 16, 2011


Business leaders believe the economy is getting better and many even said they are hiring more workers as a result. But chief executive officers remain nervous about many things, most notably higher gas prices and debt problems in the United States and Europe. That’s according to a CNNMoney survey of 24 CEOs conducted during the past few weeks.

Each CEO was asked whether they were more confident now than a year ago, what they thought were the biggest risks facing the economy and markets, what they thought Washington could do to help businesses and the economy, and whether their owns firms were starting to hire more.