Economic HealthLaura Huchzermeyer

September D&B Health Tracker: Housing Lag Strains Small Business

Uneven performance in the housing sector has been a drag on small business health in recent months, according to the October 2014 US Economic Health Tracker from Dun & Bradstreet. The Small Business Health Index declined 0.4 points in September, compared to the previous month. Its downward trajectory is expected to continue through …

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