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February Small Business Optimism Ticks Higher

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for February rose 0.1 point from 97.9 in January to come in at 98.0. ...
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January Small Business Optimism Slips From 8-Year High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for January dropped 2.5 points from 100.4 in December to come in at 97.9. ...
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Holiday Retail Sales Offer Encouragement for 2015

To say that Wednesday’s report on retail sales from the U.S. Department of Commerce was disappointing is something of an understatement. With gasoline prices plunging, most observers and analysts were ...
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Small Business Optimism Posts 8-Year High in December

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for December rose 2.3 points from 98.1 in November to come in at 100.4. ...
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Small Business Optimism Jumps in December

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for December rose two points from 96.1 in November to come in at 98.1. ...
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Small Business Optimism Dips in September

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for September fell 0.8 points from 96.1 in August to 95.3. The October reading ...
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Credit Managers Saw Trends Collapse in September

The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) has said that its report of the Credit Managers’ Index for September fell to 54.9 from 56.7 in August. The drop is relative ...
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Small Business Optimism Rises Near 7-Year High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for August rose 0.4 points from 95.7 in July to come in at 96.1. ...
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Is the Small Business Economy Growing Fast Enough?

It has been known for several years now that this current economic recovery would require raw net growth from the small business economy. Many large businesses have continued to keep ...
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Small Business Hiring Trends Look Less Robust

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is signaling a mixed bag in pre-unemployment and pre-payrolls data for the month of August. The reading only started being issued earlier this year and it ...
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Small Business Optimism Ticks Up Only Slightly

With sentiment improving and GDP growth rate picking up in the second quarter, investors and economists alike are looking for anything to confirm or refute the upswing in the economy. ...
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Credit Availability and Conditions Continue to Improve in July

We have yet another economic report this Thursday. This was a report from the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM). You can guess what they track -- credit availability, accessibility ...
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Small Business Optimism Slips on Expectations of Weak Economy

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for June fell 1.6 points from 96.6 in April to 95.0. The June reading ...
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Small Business Optimism Climbs to Another Post-Recession High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for May rose 1.4 points from 95.2 in April to come in at 96.6. ...
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Small Business Optimism at Post-Recession High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for April rose 1.8 points from 93.4 in March to come in at 95.2. ...
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