Most senior finance executives at U.S. businesses believe theUnited States will be in an economic recession by the end of 2020,and 76 percent predict a recession by mid-2021, according tofourth-quarter results from the Duke University/CFOGlobal Business Outlook.

But, even with a recession on the horizon, U.S. CFOs lead theworld in terms of their optimism about the general businessenvironment.

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