Small Business Confidence Improves In October
Small business owners see economy getting better

Small business economic confidence rebounded in October as more small business owners report economic conditions for their businesses and for …

Small Business Owners’ Expect Better Sales In Next Six Months
More businesses using social media

In spite of continued concerns over the economy, small businesses’ hiring plans are stable compared to the spring, with one-in-four …

Small Business Optimism Stagnant
Optimism up slightly

The Index of Small Business Optimism gained 0.2 points in September, rising to 89, according to the National Federation of …

Small Business Owners Showing More Optimism
Business owners expect to meet revenue goals

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of small businesses say they plan to add positions despite the current economic situation, up 23 percent …

Consumer Confidence Falls In September
Labor market pulls confidence down

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which improved in August, fell in September. The Index now stands at 48.5 (1985=100), …

Small Business Owners Say Government Interferes
Business owners see flat economy

Small business owners are more pessimistic than average voters about the national economy and hold negative views of Washington’s attempts …

Americans Becoming More Optimistic About Their Finances
Americans now more responsible with money

Despite the economy’s slow recovery, the majority (69%) of Americans have an optimistic outlook about their household finances for the …

CIOs See Growth In The Fourth Quarter
Modest hiring set for Q4

Chief information officers (CIOs) expect a modest increase in hiring in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from …

Small Business Confidence Falls In Canada
Canadians worried about economic growth
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Small business confidence fell in Canada for the third consecutive month in August, according to a new report by the …

Employers Expect To Increase Hiring In Fourth Quarter
Labor market moving towards stabilizing
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U.S. employers anticipate a slight gain in employment levels for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a new survey …

Consumer Confidence Up In August
Jobs outlook weighs on consumers

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which fell in July improved moderately in August. The Index now stands at 53.5 …

Economy Forcing Small Businesses To Cut Back
Small businesses feeling economic slowdown

While many reports say the economy is slowly leveling out or improving, the new results from Office Depot’s Small Business …

Economy Set For Slow Expansion
Economic index up slightly in July

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in July to 109.8, following a 0.3 percent …

Consumer Spending Down On Housing Market
Uneven economic growth slows spending
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The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index had it s its third straight month of decline in July, due in large part …

Accountants Concerned About Economic Recovery
CPAs pessimistic on economic outlook
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Expectations for the United States economy turned negative on concerns about unemployment and a tight credit market, as pessimists outweighed …

Unsteady Economy Making Americans Cautious
Slow job creation threatens recovery
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The economy continues to make unsteady progress over the last few months, according to new research from Consumer Reports. Concerns …

U.S. Executives Positive On Business Outlook
Execs see growth over next 12 months

U.S. executives continued to express stronger optimism for improved business activity over the next 12 months, compared with their European …

Small Business Owners Confident Despite Economy
Most business owners say they are financially healthy

Small business owners are signaling confidence in their own businesses despite their belief that the economic recession will continue into …

Consumer Confidence Falls In July
Labor market hampers optimism

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which declined in June, fell further in July. The Index now stands at 50.4 …

Economic Index Sees Slight Decline In June
Slower economic growth except through fall

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2 percent in June to 109.8, following a 0.5 …

More Businesses Hiring Workers
Recovery continues at slow pace

More businesses are hiring new employees than they are cutting jobs, according to a new survey from the National Association …

Consumer Spending Index Dips In June
Unemployment rates move downward

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index fell in June for the second consecutive month, dues to weak real wages and the …