A trickle of corporate cash is beginning to flow into acquisitions, business launches and other capital expenditures, according to the 2011 AFP Liquidity Survey by the Association for Financial Professionals.

Thirty percent of corporate finance executives said that in the past 12 months, their company has begun investing money that had sat on the sidelines for the past six years. And 56% of the companies that increased cash deployment said they did so because they believe their operating cash flow improved.

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