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Small Business Optimism Slipped in September

Small Business Optimism Slipped in September Small business optimism slipped 0.9 points in September but remains near an all-time high. Tighter labor markets are pushing compensation costs higher and many businesses are passing on those higher costs. Wells Fargo US Raw Steel Production Retreated Again Last Week US raw steel production retreated again last week, [...]

2018-10-22T14:03:21+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Reaches Historic Level

Small Business Optimism Reaches Historic Level Small business optimism reaches historic level, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Survey, which rose 3.0 points in May, reaching the second highest level in the 45 year history of the survey. Wells Fargo US Stainless Steel Prices Rose Stainless steel prices in [...]

2018-06-22T21:25:35+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Slipped

Small Business Optimism Slipped in March Small business optimism slipped 2.9 points to 104.7 in March following February's strong reading, which was the second highest in series history. Earnings and compensation trends were notable bright spots in the report. Higher worker compensation was reported by a net 33% of respondents, which is the highest level [...]

2018-04-16T20:49:07+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Rose in January

Small Business Optimism Rose in January to 106.9 Small Business Optimism rose 2.0 points in January to 106.9, just shy of its all-time high hit in November. Firms report improved pricing power and increased wage pressure while capital spending plans also increased. Wells Fargo Cutting Tool Demand Rose 8.3% in 2017 Cutting tool demand rose [...]

2018-02-19T18:29:01+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Jumped

In Its Largest Month-to-Month Gain Since the Election, Small Business Optimism Jumped in July Small business optimism jumped 1.6 points in July to 105.2, its largest month-to-month gain since the election results, despite continued lack of action on tax and regulatory reform (though, like I said last week, President Trump has eliminated some 460 burdensome regulations [...]

2017-08-11T15:08:01+00:00A View|

President Pledges to End Steel Dumping in U.S

President Pledges to End Steel Dumping in U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to end steel dumping in the United States, possibly via both tariffs and quotas. Steel is a big problem. Steel- is- I mean they are dumping steel. Not only, China, but others. We’re like a dumping ground, OK? They’re dumping steel and [...]

2017-07-16T08:03:15+00:00A View|