AFP EconWatch--Weekly Economic Newsletter
AFP EconWatch, edited by Kevin Roth (Managing Director, Research), provides financial professionals every Monday morning with commentary on the latest economic news and the possible effects on their organization. The newsletter also incorporates This Week in Corporate Finance, a weekly column edited by Brian Kalish (Director, Finance Lead) reviewing the previous week's key finance news.
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Corporate optimism continued to build during the third quarter as U.S. businesses slowed the pace of cash accumulation growth to the point that short-term corporate cash balances at many companies fell under year ago levels. This is the key finding from the October 2014 AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (PDF, Log-in required)
Consumer sentiment boomed during October, according to The Conference Board. The Consumer Confidence index jumped 5.5 points to a seasonally adjusted 94.5, the index’s best reading in seven years.
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