December 2012 Small Business Optimism Improves, Remains Near Historic Lows
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January 8, 2013 - 7:31am
Econintersect: The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)'s December 2012 monthly optimism index rose marginally 0.5 to 88.0 - but still is the second lowest since March 2010, and remains one of the lowest historical index levels.
NFIB reports usually contain blasts directed at Washington.
“Congress played chicken right up to the end of the year, leaving small-business owners with no new information about the economy’s future—no sense of how much their taxes would increase or if the economy would go over the now infamous ‘cliff,’” said NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkelberg.
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