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Jim Blasingame
Smarter people than I are forecasting a Wall Street correction if, for example, there’s no tax reform this year. My concern is having already clipped its coupons on the post-election exuberance, a ... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB's chief economist, althoughsmall business optimism remains near record highs, a shortage of qualified workers is stunting hiring activity in this sector. » More
Jim Blasingame
Investors and job creators of all shapes and sizes are all dressed up, looking for a place to go. We’re thinking economic expansion, but unfortunately, what happens next is not up to us. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The recent growth in small business optimism looks similar to the surge in the Index in 1983, which was followed by years of economic prosperity. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the NFIB, reports in December 2016, small business optimism rocketed to its highest level since 2004, with high numbers expecting better business conditions. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB reports the Index of Small Business Optimism made a substantial gain in November to just above the 42-year average. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The fourth quarter of 2016 looks to be weaker as prospects for a “civil” relationship between the Democrats and the Republicans fade regardless of who wins the election. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB reports small business owners marginally more optimistic, but won't be hiring or building inventories until something changes in Washington. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Optimism hits record low, and small business owners blame the current political climate for declining economic conditions, according to the NFIB. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the NFIB, reports most small business owners expect business conditions to worsen in the near future. » More