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Warming Signs?

The freeze in small-business financing may be starting to thaw, as bank loans pick up and equity options proliferate.

September 1, 2012

Small businesses may occupy a warm place in the hearts of politicians, especially in an election season, but they have been feeling a big chill from lenders and investors since the onset of the Great Recession. Banks, especially the larger ones, have been accused of shutting down lending to this segment to protect their own balance sheets, while the number of companies going public has been moderate at best. Read more...

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