BUSINESS
10/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Small Business Optimism Tanks, Hits Record Low: Gallup Poll

A new Gallup poll shows that "The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index -- which measures small-business owners' perceptions of six measures of their current operating environment and future expectations -- fell 17 points to -28 in July. This is its lowest level since the index's inception in August 2003."

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