Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Small Business Outlook Subdued

Marketwatch details (hat tip Calculated Risk)

An index measuring small-business optimism fell 1.3 points to 88.0 in February, erasing January's gain, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday by the National Association of Independent businesses. The index is far below its average, but has gained from 81.0 in March 2009, the second-lowest reading ever. Small businesses were cutting workers and prices in an effort to increase sales, the survey said. Fewer businesses reported problems getting credit, with 9% of firms saying they couldn't find the credit they need.


Source: NFIB

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