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NFIB: Small-business optimism index declines by record amount

PROVIDENCE – The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Small Business Optimism Index fell 8.1 points in March to 96.4, the largest monthly decline in...
THE NFIB's Small Business Optimism Index posted its largest month-to-month decline in the index's history from February to March. / COURTESY NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

NFIB: Small-business optimism index declines by record amount

PROVIDENCE – The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Small Business Optimism Index fell 8.1 points in March to 96.4, the largest monthly decline in...
THE NATIONAL Federation of Independent Business optimism index rose 2.3 points in November to a four-month high of 104.7. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. small-business sentiment climbs most in more than a year

WASHINGTON – Sentiment among small United States businesses climbed by the most in more than a year as more owners said profit trends are...
SMALL-BUSINESS optimism declined to its lowest since March, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. small-business optimism drops to near lowest of Trump era

WASHINGTON – United States small-business sentiment fell to near the lowest level of Donald Trump’s presidency, as tariffs and economic uncertainty increasingly weigh on...
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION of Independent Business’s index measuring small-business optimism declined 1.6 points to 103.1 in August, its lowest level in five months. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. small-business optimism drops to lowest in 5 months

WASHINGTON – Optimism among United States small-business owners fell in August to the lowest level in five months, with the outlook for the economy...
OPTIMISM AMONG small U.S. businesses rose to a seven-month high in May, according to the National Federation of Independent Business optimism index. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. small-business optimism climbs to highest in seven months

PROVIDENCE – Optimism among small U.S. businesses rose to a seven-month high in May as companies increased capital spending plans, suggesting firms remain confident...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

Are you feeling more optimistic about your business prospects today than...

The most recent survey of small-business owners by the National Federation of Independent Business indicated in July that optimism has almost reached an all-time...

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