The chief financial officers of North America’s largest companies are generally more optimistic about the economy but still fear possible stagnation ahead, according to Deloitte’s latest quarterly survey of North American CFOs.

More than 90% of the 106 CFOs surveyed say that public policy uncertainty over the debt ceiling and government spending cuts is having at least some impact on hiring and other company plans. Tax policy is especially worrisome for many CFOs, with some 75% claiming at least some impact on their companies’ plans and 40% indicating substantial or strong impacts.

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