Small Business Optimism in U.S improves for second month

February 13th, 2013

Confidence among U.S. small businesses rose in January for a second month after lawmakers reached a last-minute deal to avert a sweeping increase in income taxes. The National Federation of Independent Business’s optimism index improved to 88.9 last month from 88 in December. Seven of the measure’s 10 components contributed to the gain in January, the […]