Post-Shutdown, Small Businesses Foresee a Bleak Economy

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Anybody who listened to small business owners sounding off during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government this month would expect their optimism to have plummeted in recent weeks. Plummet it did, at least according to the results of a monthly survey of members of Vistage International, which describes itself as a “peer advisory organization for CEOs and senior-level executives.”

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