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Small Business Optimism Ticks Higher in December

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for December rose 0.4 points from 94.8 in November to come in at 95.2. ...
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November Small Business Optimism Sinks

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for November dropped 1.3 points from 96.1 in October to come in at 94.8. ...
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Worst States for Business Taxes

While tax rates on businesses are not necessarily the best indicator of a state's business friendliness, tax rates are an easy way to rank the states and provide lots of ...
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September Small Business Optimism Improves a Little

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for September rose 0.2 points from 95.9 in August to come in at 96.1. ...
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Credit Managers Showing High Concerns in Monthly Credit Report

The monthly reports from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) rarely get noticed at all by investors and economists, but this should be watched closer than it is currently. ...
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August Small Business Optimism Ticks Higher

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for August rose 0.5 points from 95.4 in July to come in at 95.9. ...
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July Small Business Optimism Ticks Higher

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for July rose 1.3 points, from 94.1 in June to 95.4. The July reading ...
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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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