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Description:  The numbers back up what small business owners have been saying for two years: Main Street suffered a brutal credit crunch.

Source:  CNNMoney.com

Date: 02/11/2011

Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/11/smallbusiness/small_business_lending_drop/index.htm

Questions for discussion: 

  • Do you believe there was a credit crunch for small business?
  • How differently were bigger businesses treated by the banks?
  • How much affect do you believe these lending practices had on economic activity?
  • Could regulatory bodies have played any role in this scenario?

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