(Gallup) U.S. Small-Business Owners' Optimism Declines in July

U.S. small business owners’ optimism declined in July, with the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index at 17, down from April’s four-year high of 23, but similar to the 15 of January. A year ago, the index was at zero, meaning owners were essentially neutral — neither optimistic nor pessimistic — about the present and future small-business operating environment.

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