Skip to comments.U.S. small business optimism falls sharply in June
Posted on 07/10/2012 10:04:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
(Reuters) - Small U.S. businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slowdown could stretch into the second half of the year.
The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its Small Business Optimism Index dropped 3 points last month to 91.4.
Eight of the index's 10 components fell, with businesses downbeat on sales, profits and hiring.
American companies slammed the brakes on hiring in the second quarter, a warning sign the recovery from the 2007-2009 recession is faltering.
Many economists think companies are holding back due to fears of Europe's debt crisis as well as U.S. government plans for severe belt tightening in 2013. The NFIB data signals confidence in the recovery continues to erode.
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If you owned a cigarette rolling store it fell to zero in the span of about 48 hours...
“U.S. government plans for severe belt tightening in 2013”
“...an economic slowdown...”
It’s a 3yr freaking DEPRESSION, Rooters morons! We fell of the economic cliff in mid-2009.
that SCOTUS decision couldn’t have had anything to do with it . . . .
Well I can tell you as a small business that we are scared to death. our sales have dropped drasically since April with this month starting out really bad. people are still looking but no one is pulling the trigger.
Well I can tell you as a small business that we are scared to death. our sales have dropped drastically since April with this month starting out really bad. people are still looking but no one is pulling the trigger.