Category: Confidence

High-Voltage Future for Hard-Hit Indiana Town

Posted by: Greg T. Spielberg on August 12

By Diana Holden Last week, Barack Obama made his second journey as president to Elkhart, (Ind.) to win support for his economic initiatives. Elkhart County, located in my home…

Coffee Stocks See Cartoonish Gains as Market Rises

Posted by: Greg T. Spielberg on July 31

There’s a common phrase these days in media circles: “Even is the new up.” In other words, as businesses pull ads like Bugs Bunny pulls stunts, companies are okay…

More M.D. Groups Get Behind Health Care Reform

Posted by: Greg T. Spielberg on June 26

As the battle rages in Washington over health care reform, Americans are consistent in their desire for a public option, according to recent surveys. More important – for the…

The BusinessWeek/YouGov Optimism Index Explained

Posted by: Greg T. Spielberg on June 19

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed BusinessWeek/YouGov’s Optimism Index on our Case for Optimism page. Our weekly index combines U.S. public opinion and forecasts from leading…

Consumer Confidence: Is the Tide Coming In?

Posted by: Peter Coy on May 22

If you’re heading for salt water this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll no doubt notice the majestic turning of the tides. Because the strength of the waves is random, it’s…

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BusinessWeek’s Joe Weber, Patricia O'Connell, Michelle Conlin, Frederik Balfour, Peter Coy, Greg Spielberg and Roger Crockett examine The Case for Optimism by looking past the financial turmoil and economic unrest gripping the globe to focus on the promising future that lies on the other side of this storm. We’ll chronicle the forward thinkers investing in R&D, launching promising new products, entering new markets, or implementing management and leadership.

See why BusinessWeek Editor-In-Chief Stephen J. Adler is optimistic about the economy amid the sharpest downturn since the Great Depression.

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