2/28/2008

Confidence among small-business owners increased this month for the first time since July, according to Discover's Small Business Watch. The Federal Reserve's moves to reduce interest rates and the federal government's $150 billion stimulus package may have boosted the outlook, but 67% of the small-business operators polled still said they see economic conditions worsening, and 59% said they did not believe the stimulus would benefit them directly.

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