Are Entrepreneurs Down in the Dumps?

Three recent surveys showed that small-business owners are more pessimistic about the economy and the future than they have been in years

The Dow Jones industrial average has been setting records, passing the 13,000 mark for the first time last week. But the news from Main Street has not exactly been matching up to that coming out of Wall Street. In fact, three surveys of entrepreneurs released this month showed that small-business owners are more pessimistic about the national economy and the future than they have been in several years.

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