April 16, 2012
"Currently, about 59 percent of business leaders foresee an improvement in economic conditions over the next six months, up from 32 percent in the fourth quarter. Expectations for their own industries are also more upbeat, with 44 percent of CEOs expecting conditions to improve in the months ahead, up from approximately 25 percent last quarter."

— Quote found in a press release by The Conference Board titled "CEO Confidence Increases"