News summary: Small biz optimism dives in NovemberDecember 11, 2012 @ 7:52 am
(AP) - SAGGING SPIRITS: The National Federation of Independent Business, which lobbies on behalf of small businesses, says a survey of its members showed they grew more pessimistic in November after the election and Superstorm Sandy.
BLEAK OUTLOOK: The number of business owners who expect business conditions to be worse six months from now rose 37 percentage points from October. The biggest problem owners are facing now is weak sales.
SANDY'S IMPACT: Owners in states hit by the Oct. 29 storm were slightly more pessimistic than those in other parts of the country. And many said they were planning to cut jobs.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
No Strings Attached
The state granted Boeing $9 billion in tax breaks but that's not stopping huge job cuts
A cancer survivor says it was God's command to get the checkup that saved her life
Kansas City fans reclaim the world noise record from Seattle
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.