Recession Uncertainty Erodes Small Biz Confidence – USA TODAY

It appears that worry about the economy has started to catch up to small businesses owners. One of the primary barometers of their sentiment was released Tuesday, and the results were troubling, although not completely negative. (Photo: PeopleImages / Getty Images)
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By Douglas A. McIntyre

It appears that worry about the economy has started to catch up to small businesses owners. One of the primary barometers of their sentiment was released and the results were troubling, although not completely negative.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index for August showed a drop of 1.6 points from the month before. At 103.1, the index showed that sentiment is still better than normal. However, there were cracks in the …