Bill Dunkelberg

NFIB: small business hiring and capital expenditures are down

Small businesses are still in a maintenance growth mode. Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame with his NFIB Optimism Index that shows small businesses are still not hiring, investing, or able to raise prices.

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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Index and why the Fed’s accommodating fiscal policy of low interest rates, that’s good for Wall Street, is probably not good for Main Street.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Index, that reveals some of the reasons hiring is so slow on Main Street, including not being able to find acceptable applicants for millions of openings.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism that shows there isn’t much, optimism, that is, and how the Fed, Wall Street and Washington have contributed to that.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while capital spending and sales indicate slight increases, borrowing is still down, which prevents the economy from churning.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the employment indicators and why they don’t always indicate the true condition of the economy.