Investment strategy by CEOs at big companies reveals an ominous trend
from Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago's biggest companies are investing less in their businesses, a safe short-term play that puts the future at risk. From ADM and Caterpillar to Walgreens and McDonald's, investment budgets have declined by billions of dollars in recent years. Data from FactSet Research Systems show capital expenditures sank 3.1 percent to $27.1 billion last year at the 25 largest companies on Crain's list of publicly traded firms.
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