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CEO Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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Trump’s New North American Trade Agreement Is A Win For U.S. Automakers

Manufacturing CEOs are feeling quite a bit better about President Trump’s trade-negotiating tactics in the wake of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. In particular, the U.S. auto industry should be happy.

Manufacturing CEOs Greet NAFTA Developments With Hope, Caution

Manufacturing CEOs like the fact that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) appears near, but are keen on ensuring that any new trade alliance also include Canada.

Why Did Harley-Davidson Get Cute With Trump?

If you run a global business like Harley-Davidson in the age of Trump, your company either learns to play a new game or finds itself in the crosshairs during an election year.

CEO Confidence Hits New Low For 2018 In July As Optimism In Future Growth...

Our monthly poll of nearly 300 U.S. CEOs found their outlook and confidence in future business conditions at a low for the year as the global trade war looms large.
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Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson: 2018 CEO Of The Year

Passionate, poised and relentlessly methodical, Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson has proved to be the right leader for risky times. And now she’s Chief Executive’s 2018 CEO of the Year.
President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

The Chinese Trade War Begins—What CEOs Need To Know

The trade battle between the U.S. and Chinese governments is in full swing, with tariffs on $34 billion in imported Chinese goods going into effect today, and China matching that number on a list goods imported from the U.S.

How Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich Became Trump’s Target Du Jour

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich is an unlikely sacrificial-lamb CEO for the Trump presidency. Here's why the company is in the firing line of the President's latest tweetstorm.

Snap-on CEO Pinchuk Talks Trade Policy, The Future Of Manufacturing

While trade wars and tariffs continue to make headlines, Snap-on Tools CEO Nick Pinchuk told Chief Executive that U.S. manufacturers are used to a shifting playing field.
President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

After Plunging In December, CEO Outlook For 2019 Ticks Up In January

After plunging to a two-year low in December, CEO confidence in future business conditions ticked up 2.5% in January to 6.6 out of 10, from 6.4 out of 10 in December.
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Best and Worst States For Business

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CEO of the Year

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