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C-Suite View of the Economy

  "It's OK, but it won't light any fires," said John Engler, Business Roundtable, who breaks down the results of a survey on the economic lookout for the second quarter.

U.S. CEOs a bit more optimistic on economy, hiring: survey

(Reuters) - U.S. chief executives expect to hire more workers in the next six months and that sales will improve modestly, a tepid if slightly optimistic reading of the economy, a Business Roundtable survey has found. Full story

CEOs back more oil drilling and Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of top business executives on Monday urged U.S. officials to cut red tape for drillers and open more federal land to oil and gas interests and approve the Keystone XL <TRP.TO> oil sands pipeline which is opposed by some environmental groups. Full story

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  Regulation: Reform vs. Hurdles

John Engler, Business Roundtable, explains what the President needs to say at the State of the Union next week, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

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