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 reveal that while capital spending and sales indicate slight increases, borrowing is still down, which prevents the economy from churning.
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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current state of the economy and reveal some of the reasons we’re still recovering after seven years.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on his perspective on how the global economy is doing, and that he does not expect the U.S. economy to worsen this year.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while the overall NFIB Index is up, breaking down the internal components shows a mixed bag of slightly up and slightly down in sales, employment, investment, credit, etc.