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  • Economic Optimism among Small and Midsize Businesses Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2021  Confidence in the economy among small and midsize business CEOs rose to pre-pandemic levels, scoring an 88.0 in the Q4 2020 Vistage CEO Confidence Index, up from the low of 65.5 recorded in Q2. Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer at Vistage.

  • Jackson Hewitt® Anticipates Tax Refund Shock Among Taxpayers, Encourages Filing Early

    JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 12, 2021 The 2020 tax year was unparalleled in many ways, which will likely surprise taxpayers who don't plan ahead, according to tax experts at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®. Many taxpayers have come to expect a consistent tax refund amount each year, but there are many reasons why tax refunds could be less, or leave taxpayers owing tax come April 15, 2021.

  • Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Inched Higher

    DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2021 Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in October to a level of 106.2. October's reading was 22 percent higher than the historical low. Michigan economic activity index increased for the fourth consecutive month in October, reflecting improving economic conditions prior to the current surge in coronavirus cases.

  • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Declined in December

    NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2020  The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® declined in December, after decreasing in November. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen (NLSN), a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch.

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