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Sen. Coons on Small Business, Trump's Budget Proposal, DACA. Optimism among small companies in the U.S. rose more than forecast in January, fueled by a record number of owners who said now was a good time to expand, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey released Tuesday. HIGHLIGHTS OF SMALL-BUSINESS OPTIMISM (JANUARY). - Overall index rose by 2 points to 106.9 (est. 105.3), close to November’s 107.5 reading that was highest in monthly data to 1986. - 32% said now was a good time to expand businesses, exceeding all monthly figures to 1986 and quarterly readings back to 1973. - Net 41% expect economy to improve, up from 37% month earlier. KEY TAKEAWAYS. Six of the 10 c... Full story

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