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Small Business Optimism Perks Up Strong US Economy

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index increased from 101.8 in March to 103.5 in April. Last August, the index reading ...
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March Small Business Optimism Stalls on Weak Outlook for Economic Growth

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index ticked up from 101.7 in February to 101.8 in March. Last August the index ...
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February Small Business Optimism Posts Slight Recovery

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for February inched up from 101.2 in January to come in at 101.7. Last ...
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January Small Business Optimism Tumbles as Uncertainty Climbs

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for January dipped from 104.4 in December to come in at 101.2. Last August ...
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December Small Business Optimism Dips as Hopes for Economic Growth Slide

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for December dipped from 104.8 in November to come in at 104.4. The August ...
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November Small Business Optimism Plunges on Lowered Expectations

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for November fell from 107.4 in October to come in at 104.8. The August ...
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October Small Business Optimism Dips Slightly, Remains in Record Territory

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for October dipped slightly from 107.9 in September to come in at 107.4. The ...
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September Small Business Optimism Retreats Slightly as Pay Hikes Rise to Record High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for September dropped by 0.9 percentage points from 108.8 in August to come in ...
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August Small Business Optimism Hits Record High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for August rose by 0.9 percentage points from 107.2 in July to come in ...
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July Small Business Optimism Second-Highest in 45 Years

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for July rose by 0.7 percentage points from 107.2 in June to come in ...
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May’s Small Business Optimism Index Is Second-Highest Ever

The National Federation of Independent Business reported on Tuesday that its small business optimism index for May jumped 3 percentage points to 107.8 from 104.8 in April. This is the second-highest ...
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April Small Business Optimism Remains High Despite Labor Shortage

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for April ticked up 0.1 percentage points from 104.7 in March to come in ...
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Starting a New Business Gets Popular Again

The percentage of job seekers who chose to start a new business in the first quarter of this year was the highest since the fourth quarter of 2013. Nearly 8% ...
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March Small Business Optimism Dips; Labor Costs Rise

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for March slipped by 2.9 percentage points from 107.6 in February to come in ...
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February Small Business Optimism at Near-Record High

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index for February rose by 0.7 percentage points from 106.9 in January to come in ...
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