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Big Banks Up Their Lending to Businesses

Moody's estimates 0.2% growth in fourth quarter

(Newser) - We may be on our way to clearing one hurdle on the path to economic recovery: We're seeing the first quarterly increase in commercial and industrial lending in two years, reports the Wall Street Journal , compliments of big banks like JPMorgan Chase and US Bancorp. Moody's Analytics estimates 0.2%... More »

Edgy Banks Crack Down on Revolving Credit Lines

Shorter loan maturities, higher interest rates make 'safety nets' less safe for businesses

(Newser) - Banks, lashed by the credit crunch and wary of defaults, have shortened the terms on revolving credit lines—typically running for 3 or 5 years—to less than a year, the Wall Street Journal reports. Often a little-used safety net before the recession, so-called revolvers had low interest rates; now,... More »

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