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U.S. Macro Outlook: Shedding the Weights

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Global business sentiment remains near record highs. U.S. businesses are very upbeat, but confidence has improved in recent weeks across the world. The recent slowing in U.S. economic growth is not evident in the survey results. Sales are robust, as is investment and hiring. Credit is widely available, and pricing is sturdy, despite heightened deflation concerns in much of the developed world.