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• 46 percent say government regulations are hurting their operating environment “a lot.”

• 26 percent say regulations hurt their operations “a little”; 22 percent say they have no effect.

Source: A Wells Fargo/Gallup poll of 601 small-business owners conducted Jan. 7 to 11 and released Friday.

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