Despite economic uncertainties, 41% of U.S. firms...

Despite economic uncertainties, 41% of U.S. firms expect to increase their capital spending in 1988, up from 33% a year ago, according to Dun & Bradstreet Corp.'s latest Dun's 5,000 survey, a statistically representative portrait of U.S. firms by size and industry. Only 8% of the businesses surveyed in late November said that the recent volatility in the stock market had negatively affected their capital spending plans. While 25% of firms planned cutbacks in 1987, only 17% actually reduced their spending.

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