Optimism about the U.S. economy among business executives who are also CPAs improved in the second quarter and has reached its highest point since early 2007, according to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs, but lingering concerns continue to curtail hiring plans.

The AICPA Economic Outlook Survey polled CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other CPAs at U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles.

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