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Americans Optimistic About Local Business Conditions Mike Sachoff | Staff Writer
American consumers have a slightly more positive outlook on the current national and local economies, according to a new report released by Citibank.
The survey, conducted by Hart Research Associates, found 63 percent of the public are optimistic that local business conditions will improve over the next 12 months. This represents an 11 point increase since September 2010. Still, most people (76 percent) rate current conditions as fair or poor, while just 24 percent saying current conditions are good or excellent -- a 3 point increase in positive assessments since September 2010.
The increase in optimism is in a number of areas including: