Credit Crunch?

Bankers continue to treat small businesses better than big ones as they tighten up on loan terms--but nevertheless, it's beginning to hurt. A close look at Federal Reserve data released last month shows that nearly 60% of all domestic banks tightened their standards on commercial and industrial loans to large and medium-size companies, while only 45% clamped down on small borrowers. That's odd, considering small companies are generally considered riskier.

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