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CEO Outlook 2012

In industry after industry, at companies both public and privately held—regardless of size, there is one message emanating from CEOs as they look nervously toward 2012: They are basically on hold until something changes.

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The Coming Jobs War

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As one of the "tribal chiefs" -local CEOs- in your community, you can make a difference when it comes to spurring job creation through start-ups and "shoot-ups." Here are four important points to keep in mind.

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What’s Next for China?

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Already the world’s second-largest economy, China’s future—and the future of companies doing business there—depends on overcoming significant hurdles.Here's what CEOs had to say at a roundtable at the CEO of the Year.

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Building Back America

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Once upon a time, America’s businessmen and entrepreneurs were social and political leaders. Too often now we leave those leadership duties to others who, frankly, don’t know what it takes to run a business or create wealth. But we have an opportunity to reclaim them and take a stand for what is best for our nation.

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Are You Ready to Take on China’s Next-Generation Competitors?

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The broad middle markets of China, India, and Brazil are where most of the growth of the next decade will be found. It will be hard for any firm to be among the global market leaders in 2020 unless they have a meaningful share of this. The trouble is, the next-generation companies in China such as Haier, Geely, and others that are stepping onto the global stage as tough competitors are already positioning themselves to dominate these markets.

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66 Percent of CEOs Plan to Freeze or Downsize Workforce Size

The beginning of August brought Washington’s debt ceiling circus followed shortly by S&P’s downgrade of American debt. And, in turn, CEO confidence in business conditions remained negative. Though the CEO Confidence Index rose slightly (0.4 percent) it remained at a dismal 5.30 out of a possible 10. As one CEO put it, “As I approach my 44th year in business, the last 20 as a CEO, I can never remember a time when I felt so disenfranchised from our leadership in Washington.

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