This week on the Economic Report, we discuss:

  • U.S. Small-Business Owners’ Optimism Reaches New Heights https://news.gallup.com/poll/245156/small-business-owners-optimism-reaches-new-heights.aspx
  • Small businesses add 46,000 jobs in October (November), ADP reports https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/small-businesses-add-46000-jobs-in-october-adp-reports/2018/12/06/35e9b35a-f97b-11e8-8642-c9718a256cbd_story.html?utm_term=.8d4077a2223c
  • CBIZ Small Business Employment Index Reveals Typical November Flattening Trend https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/cbiz-small-business-employment-index-reveals-typical-november-flattening-trend-2018-12-07
  • Tight Labor Market Creating Big Problems for Small Business https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/tight-labor-market-creating-big-problems-for-small-business
  • Strong wage growth roils markets https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/07/wage-growth-november-jobs-1015149
  • Stocks Break Lower as China Trade Tension Lingers: Markets Wrap https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-06/asia-signals-mixed-start-for-stocks-yields-drop-markets-wrap?srnd=premium
  • Huawei Arrest Tests China’s Leaders as Fear and Anger Grip Elite https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/world/asia/huawei-arrest-china.html