Americans are more optimistic the job market is healing and will deliver higher pay later this year. That brighter outlook, along with rising home prices, cheaper gasoline and a surging stock market, could offset some of the drag from the recent tax increases and government spending cuts. Full story
A new Conference Board survey finds that in Q2, just 17 percent of CEOs think conditions have improved. Compare that to Q1, where optimism stood at 67 percent. Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report, and Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO, weigh in.
FILE- In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, a Hawkins-Welwood Homes employee applies the final touches to a foundation as construction on a luxury townhome is shown in Plano, Texas. A measure of future U.S. economic activity rose in May to the highest level in four years, a sign the economy w