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 discuss whether it’s still reasonable to expect 3% growth out of a $17 trillion economy, or if 2% is the new 3%.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism, which for last month was not so much. Only hiring and capital expenditures were up, just a little.
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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index that shows all 10 elements are down over past surveys.