The Monday Mix: Feb. 26 – March 3, 2024

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55% of U.S. small business owners are “highly optimistic” about the economic outlook, double the rate of a year ago (26%) and a 22-year high. 

U.S. inflation ticked up by 0.3% in Jan., from 0.1% in Dec., an acceleration that may keep the Federal Reserve from lowering interest rates as much as expected. 

The U.S. economy grew a robust 3.2% in 4th quarter 2023 and 2.5% for all of 2023.

India’s economy grew a world-leading 8.4% in 4th quarter 2023, and in the next few years is expected to become the world’s 3rd largest economy, surpassing both Germany and Japan.

The Biden administration announced that $366 million in infrastructure spending will fund rural renewable energy projects in 20 states, with a big chunk in tribal lands.

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