Sacramento Bee (03/19/12)
The professional services firm Tatum reports that its first quarter survey of financial executives reveals improving business conditions, a trend that has continued since November 2011. The percentage of financial executives reporting improvements climbed to 39% in March from 33% in February and 32% in January. “The theme we see this month is that the uncertainty around a broadening economic recovery seems to be dissipating,” says Sam Norwood, senior partner and editor of the Tatum Survey. The survey shows a slight jump in employment, with firms expecting to increase hiring.