Slack Demand Wipes The Smiles Off Little Guys' Faces

The nation's small-business sector is turning bearish again. Only a few months ago, the National Federation of Independent Business reported that its small-business optimism index had jumped to its highest level in three years. Now, however, the nfib reports that its quarterly index fell by nearly three points in July, suggesting that "there is little prospect of improvement for sales or hiring."

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