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small business optimism index

The post weather ‘bounce’ didn’t even reverse the prior month’s drop: Highlights There are signs of confidence in the small business optimism index which jumped 2.0 points to 93.4 to nearly reverse a 2.7 point downswing in February. The March gain is led by expectations for future sales and by plans to ...Read More

Bear Stearns U.S. Economics: Small business optimism down

The NFIB small business optimism index fell to 94.4 in November from 96.2 in October. Although the net percentage of firms planning to expand was little changed at 13% in November versus 14% in October, the net percentage of firms expecting the economy to improve fell sharply to -10.0 from -2.0. Watching ...Read More