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Filipinos Give China's Leadership Low Approval

As tensions mount between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, Filipinos' disapproval of Chinese leadership is twice as high as it was before the situation started to flare up in 2011.

Two in Three Adults Worldwide Are Financially Illiterate

Two-thirds of adults worldwide are financially illiterate, with sizable gaps between men and women.

U.S. Small-Business Owners' Capital Spending Plans Brighten

U.S. small-business owners' capital spending intentions have been trending upward this year; the 26% who now say they are planning to increase spending is up from 20% at the end of 2012.

Moneyball for Business: Employee Engagement Meta-Analysis

Gallup's latest meta-analysis on the relationship between team engagement and performance covers more than 82,000 teams globally.

Half of U.S. Small Businesses Think Health Law Bad for Them

Forty-eight percent of U.S. small-business owners say the Affordable Care Act is going to be bad for their business, 9% say it will be good, and 39% expect no impact. Forty-one percent are postponing hiring as a result of the law.

Massachusetts, Maryland Most Democratic States

Massachusetts and Maryland were the two most Democratic states in 2014, based on their residents' party affiliation; Utah and Wyoming were the most Republican. In all, 17 states are Democratic, 15 Republican and 18 competitive.

Majorities in Five States Approved of Obama in 2014

Residents of five states gave President Barack Obama 50% or better job approval ratings in 2014, with Massachusetts and Hawaii leading the list at roughly 53%. Wyoming residents were the least approving, at 19.3%.

The School Cliff: Student Engagement Drops With Each School Year

Many Americans are relieved that government leaders in Washington avoided the fiscal cliff. However, there is another cliff to be aware of, one with implications that are far more frightening for the future of our country: the school cliff.

U.S. Small-Business Owners Most Optimistic Since 2008

Small-business owners are more optimistic now than at any time since late 2008. The Small Business Index improved to +25 in July, from +16 in April -- an improvement tied to increased optimism about the ease of obtaining credit.

More U.S. Small Businesses Letting Workers Go Than Hiring

U.S. small-business owners' net hiring for the past year was -12 in April, on par with -9 in April 2012, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Owners' net hiring intentions are down slightly from a year ago.
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