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Small firms’ business sentiment for the April-June period deteriorated more than in the previous three months, with retail businesses remaining the most sluggish, according to a national survey released July 10.

The pessimism continues into the next period — July through September — as about 30 percent of the respondents foresee poor business conditions, the National Association of Shinkin Banks said. Shinkin banks are credit associations.

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