Comments for: Confidence among small U.S. businesses cooled in September

Posted Oct. 09, 2012, at 4:27 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 09, 2012, at 8:02 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Confidence among small businesses cooled in September as fewer companies said they planned to hire or invest in new equipment, a survey found. The National Federation of Independent Business’s optimism index fell to 92.8 from an August reading of 92.9. Four of the 10 components that make up …

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