The majority of the leaders of U.S. multinational corporations are optimistic about the prospects for the economy over the next 12 months, PricewaterhouseCoopersÂ’ Management Barometer survey found. Sixty percent said they are optimistic about the U.S. economy and 42% said they are confident about the world economy. That was up markedly from the first quarter, when only 34% said they were upbeat on the U.S. economy and only 28% were optimistic about international prospects.

Revenue growth, new investments and new hiring, however, concern them. Profits for their own companies amid overall weak market demand were top of mind.

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