This week on the Economic Report, we discuss:

  • Small Business Optimism takes a dip, possibly signalling a slowdown
  • Banks Are Approving Small Business Loans at Rates Not Seen Since Before The Great Recession
  • Trade War With China Hits Small Amazon Sellers
  • Now hiring: Ex-cons, drug users, and indebted grads
  • Dow sheds more than 500 points on weaker economic outlook for China
  • China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war
  • Economic optimism plunges, yet consumers still plan to spend big over holidays: CNBC survey
  • Europe stocks end lower as global economy clouds darken