Corporate Sector Needs Help Within 6 to 12 Months

The U.S. corporate sector is doing its part to help the economic recovery – for now. Earnings and capital spending increases are expected to hover around 10% in the next year. However, optimism about the future among financial executives has fallen back to near-recession levels, and the corporate sector says that it can only hold out for six to 12 months without improvement in the rest of the economy.