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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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Small Business Optimism Rises

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for March rose two points from 91.4 in February to come in at 93.4. ...
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Small Business Optimism Sinks on Uncertainty

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for February dropped a substantial 2.7 points from 94.3 in January to come in ...
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Office Supplies Get Stapled to the Ceiling

The office supplies sector was challenged even before Thursday. Now things are worse after Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) said that its sales are being challenged and that it would close ...
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Sharp Rise in Small Business Optimism for Sales, Hiring

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for January ticked up a bare 0.2 points to come in at 94.3. Last ...
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How Office Depot Just Became a Huge Buy Rather Than a Huge Sell

Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP) has just completed its OfficeMax merger. It also has a new chief executive to boot. Now the research team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch ...
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Small Business Optimism Sinks in October

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for October dropped 2.3 points to come in at 91.6. As recently as last ...
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