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Manufacturing & The Economy

Small Business Optimism Stabilizes in February

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index improved modestly, increasing 0.5 points to 101.7, even with the potential negative impact of the government shutdown on government workers but also on government contractors who laid off workers as well. Two Index components fell, three were unchanged, and five improved. Views about future business conditions and the current period as a good time to expand improved as did plans to make capital outlays.

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