American business is increasingly global; thus subject to greater global economic impact whether or not a given business is involved in international commerce.
The extreme disparity among developed and emerging markets and the many economies included inherently increases volatility.
Political turmoil, acts of terrorism along with several significant humanitarian crises create further global economic instability.
And, governments, expected to stabilize economies during difficult times have instead contributed to declining economic conditions. Faulty spending priorities, excessive austerity, and failing to act in a timely manner are pushing business leaders and investors away.