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Old 01-10-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default U.S. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

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Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election.

The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy, the Washington-based group said.
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In short, it's a lobbying firm with small businesses as its constituents. In my estimation, they do a fairly decent job in supporting small businesses. We've been a member for a number of years.
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