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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

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CEOs forecast increased expectations for employment, sales and capital spending.

CEOs forecast increased capital spending; lowered expectations for sales and employment.

CEOs expect increased employment, sales; cautious about capital expenditures.

Increased sales, capital spending, employment outlooks drive rise in economic index.

The CEOs of America’s leading companies anticipate increased capital expenditures and sales in the next six months, but do not expect employment to significantly improve, according to the results of Business Roundtable’s fourth quarter 2009 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Business Roundtable CEOs also cited health care as their top cost concern going into 2010.

The CEOs of America’s leading companies anticipate increased sales in the next six months, but do not see enough demand to translate into higher capital expenditures or hiring, according to the results of Business Roundtable’s third quarter 2009 CEO Economic Outlook Survey.

The CEOs of America’s leading companies continue to see the strains of an international economic downturn, according to the results of Business Roundtable’s second quarter 2009 CEO Economic Outlook Survey.

Business Roundtable Releases First Quarter 2009 CEO Economic Outlook Survey

Outlook shows lower expectations for sales, capital expenditures and employment

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The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index — which reflects expected sales, capital expenditures and employment figures for the next six months — contracted to 16.5 in the fourth quarter of 2008; there was a consistent decrease in economic activity in all three categories.

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index — which reflects expected sales, capital expenditures and employment figures for the next six months — increased slightly to 78.8 in the third quarter of 2008, up from 74.5 in the second quarter.

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index - which reflects sales, capital expenditures and employment figures for the next six months - declined to 74.5 in the second quarter of 2008, down from 79.5 in the first quarter.

The leaders of America’s top companies see flat expectations for sales, capital expenditures and employment over the next six months, with strong demand from overseas markets providing some relief from the U.S. downturn, according to Business Roundtable’s first quarter 2008 CEO Economic Outlook Survey.

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