Tag Archives: small-business

Small-business optimism rises to pre-shutdown levels

The numbers: The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose to 105.0 in May. Economists surveyed by Econoday had forecast a 102.0 reading. What happened: Six of ten survey components increased, three were unchanged, and only one fell in May. Nearly two-thirds, or 62%, reported hiring or trying to hire, a 5-point increase from April, but 54% ... Read More »

Trump administration to dismantle small-business part of ACA marketplaces

President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans after they passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images) The Trump administration said Monday that it will dismantle part of the Affordable Care Act that created online insurance marketplaces for ... Read More »