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NFIB survey: Small business owners uncertain about future

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a […] [...]

NFIB survey finds optimism in economy rising, but…

WASHINGTON — After last month’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Index of Small Business Optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. In April’s report, four Index components rose, two fell and six were unchanged. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as […] [...]

NFIB’s Aldridge: ‘Small business owners still wary’

JACKSON — The National Federation of Independent Business’ monthly Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.9 points in February to 90.8 — an improvement over the past several months but still below the trough of the 1991-92 and 2001-02 recessions. Of the 10 Index components, one fell, one remained unchanged and eight improved but were […] [...]

Report: Coast businesses more optimistic on economy

Director of research and policy Scott King and the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation have released the quarterly CEO and Business Owners Confidence report for the third quarter 2012. “Business leaders see a modestly improving Gulf Coast economy,” said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. “It will be interesting to conduct […] [...]

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