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October 10, 2012
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  • Small-business optimism nearly unchanged, report says
    Optimism by small-business owners declined 0.1% in September compared with the previous month, the National Federation of Independent Business reports. "[O]wners are in maintenance mode; spending only when necessary and not hiring, expanding or ordering more inventories until the future becomes more 'certain,' " said William Dunkelberg, NFIB's chief economist. The Hill/On the Money blog (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Big banks to get stress-test scenarios by Nov. 15
    Nineteen banks with more than $50 billion in assets will be given guidelines by Nov. 15 for stress tests that must be run this year as required under the Dodd-Frank Act, regulators say. Midsize banks with assets between $10 billion and $50 billion will get another year before they must conduct such tests. The Wall Street Journal (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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