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Small business owners indicated declining optimism in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, with an overall Index score of 106. That marks the seventh consecutive quarter in which the score has topped 100, although it is 23... Read Story
February 08, 2019, 07:05 AM


Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders rose 20 percentage points in third quarter 2015 to a net balance of 74 percent, marking only the second time since 2004 it had eclipsed net 70 percent, according to data from the... Read Story
November 06, 2015, 07:08 AM


Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders rose to a net balance of 55 percent in second quarter 2013 from 31 percent in the previous quarter. This is the highest level recorded since 2005, according to the latest data... Read Story
July 17, 2013, 07:00 AM


Business executives’ optimism about the U.S. economy now stands at its highest point since early 2007, although lingering concerns continue to curtail hiring plans, according to the second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief... Read Story
June 10, 2013, 06:58 AM


U.S. businesses are facing a crisis of confidence in the country’s economy during the next year, with optimism falling to 19 percent in the third quarter compared to 50 percent the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Grant Thornton... Read Story
October 24, 2012, 06:28 AM


Optimism on the global economy remains fleeting at best for CFOs from North America’s largest companies. According to the Deloitte CFO Signals survey, CFO optimism last quarter took a solidly positive turn after two dismal quarters to end 2011.... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 08:10 AM


Dropping just a tenth-of-a-point in the month of May, the Nation Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism came in at 94.4. A reading of 94.4 is historically low and consistent with the sub-par performance of GDP and... Read Story
June 12, 2012, 07:40 AM


Confidence about the US economy's 12-month outlook rose sharply this past quarter among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. Sixty percent of Trendsetter executives voiced optimism (up 21 points from the prior... Read Story
May 16, 2012, 07:00 AM