A measure of small-business optimism rose to a two-month high in October, helped by optimism over capital spending plans and sales, according to a survey released Tuesday. The National Federation of Independent Business said its small-business optimism index rose 0.8 points to 96.1. The NFIB said a record low percentage of small business owners reported problems getting access to capital and an unusually high number of owners say they have no interest in borrowing.
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