Business executives are becoming more confident about the U.S. economy as well as their own organizations, according to the first quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which surveyed chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in executive and senior management accounting roles.

In fact, the index rose five points to 69 for a post-recession high that matches the score from the first quarter in 2011. The index includes nin equally weighted survey measures that range on a scale from zero to 100. Fifty is considered neutral, and numbers above that mark positive sentiment.

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