NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- What's happening in small business today? 1. Small-business hiring fell in January. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees slowed their hiring in January compared with the busy holiday season. Approximately 50,000 jobs were created during the four-week period starting Dec. 24, according to the Intuit ( INTU) Payroll Small Business Employment Index. Hiring in December was adjusted slightly upward, to 60,000 jobs from 55,000.
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