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2013/10/09: Commentary: NFIB still weak and ‘Shutdown vs. Miley’!!

October 9, 2013 Leave a comment

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COMMENTARY: Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

CNBC-NFIBdunkelbergOPTdown-131008 Holding steady is NOT success on the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Survey. This was brought home in Tuesday morning’s CNBC discussion with respected NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg.

With business conditions declining by eight points and earnings trends down, there is only marginal evidence for any improvement in the components that of held up. When asked what he thought of all this, Dunkelberg was very clear on the cyclical disconnect. He noted, “Well, we’re still in the trading range so to speak. We haven’t been able to breakout of the 95 area (on the Small Business Confidence) Index…” (more from Dunkelberg and the ‘Shutdown vs. Miley’ observation below.)

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