Confidence levels, however, are still more positive than negative as the economy continues to chug along.
It could be time for Washington to start taking some focus away from health care policy, business groups say.
Decision shows restraint may be necessary if the Trump administration is to achieve its reform goals.
An openness to more capital investment was also expressed, though hiring plans have eased back.
The heads of J.C. Penny, Autozone and Dollar General are among leaders who will meet with administration officials today, as lobbying efforts heat up over tax reform.
The No. 1 desire of these mid-market CEOs was for the new president to make good—and quickly—on his promise to slash taxes.
American companies with international operations in Switzerland, including Caterpillar and Procter & Gamble, may be left questioning investment decisions after a national referendum result fanned tax rate uncertainty.
Any CEOs hopeful that Donald Trump's election will herald a golden age of strong economic growth may want to have a chat with their CFO.
The United States has appeared well down a list of the world's most business-friendly tax regimes, adding weight to calls from Donald Trump to cut corporate tax rates and slash red tape.
Tax season is behind us, but it’s never too early for businesses to plan for the future. One of the more recent changes that Congress has made to the tax code involves the accounting rules that apply to the first-year bonus depreciation of business equipment.