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Small Business Confidence Jumps in Second Quarter

The quarterly poll is a joint project of MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The survey produces the Small Business Index.  The current Index score is 68.7, up 3.1 from last quarter, a jump that ties the all-time quarterly increase. Continue reading

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Alabama Business Confidence Improves Slightly: Montgomery Is Most Optmistic, Huntsville Least

Business sentiment measured by UA’s Alabama Business Confidence Index™ (ABCI) moved back into positive territory at 50.8 for the first quarter of 2012, up 5.3 points from last quarter’s 45.5. Panelists are generally feeling mildly optimistic about their prospects this quarter, with all four industry indicators at or above 50. Continue reading

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