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Corporate America's Spending Roars On, and These Charts Show Why

  • Regional outlooks show upbeat plans in manufacturing, services
  • Long wait times, lean inventories indicate robust demand
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Trump 'Right About the Market,' CEA Chair Hassett Says

An elixir of tax relief, a less-stringent regulatory landscape and healthier global demand is unleashing a heady pace of capital spending by corporate America.

The government’s latest report on gross domestic product showed corporate outlays for equipment sprinted ahead in the fourth quarter at the fastest rate in more than three years. And there’s more beyond the most prominent headlines. Other data show capital-spending plans at levels not seen in years.