Small-business optimism at its lowest level since March, NFIB says

The National Federation of Independent Business small business optimism index fell 1.6 points to a seasonally adjusted 103.1 in August, the worst showing since March. There was an 8-percentage point drop in those expecting the economy to improve, and a 5-point drop in those expecting real sales higher. Three of the 10 components rose, including a 3-point rise in earnings trends.

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