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Economy

Leading up to passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, few Americans thought it would improve the economy, cut their taxes or simplify their filing.

Americans' self-reported daily spending during Thanksgiving week is the highest in Gallup's 10-year trend, though similar to spending in 2016.

The trend toward online Christmas shopping continues to grow, while fewer U.S. adults plan to shop at discount stores than did so four years ago.

Gallup's November update of Americans' Christmas spending plans finds consumers still poised to splurge, just not quite to the extent seen in October.

by Coleen McMurray and Frank Newport

A substantial percentage of small businesses in the U.S. report having no active social media strategy or use of e-commerce for customer interactions.