Small business optimism slipped to a nine-month low, according to the NFIB's index (.pdf), which...

|By:, SA News Editor
Small business optimism slipped to a nine-month low, according to the NFIB's index (.pdf), which dropped to 86.8 from February's 88. Seven of 10 components declined. Purchases are up but "there’s not enough sales to go around to make the whole population of small businesses very healthy."