Wall Street Journal (04/10/12) Eric Morath
Higher energy prices are pressuring small businesses, and many
plan to begin charging more for goods and services. The National
Federation of Independent Business small-business optimism index
declined to 92.5 for March from 94.3 in February. But a separate
report from the U.S. Department of Labor found the number of job
openings across the country at the end of February—3.5
million—was unchanged from January.