Tuesday Links: Stimulus; Starving Artists

The SBA’s $375 million in stimulus money to cut fees and boost loan guarantees is dry, reports Catherine Clifford of CNNMoney.

Obama seeks $100 million to extend it, according to Silla Brush in The Hill.

The NY Times’s Robb Mandelbaum asks why the NFIB pulled support for extending credit card protections to small business credit cards.

Artists — many of them small business owners or freelancers — have seen incomes fall severely, Daniel Costello writes at NPR’s Planet Money.

Among microbusinesses, delinquencies are down and borrowing is picking up (though still down from a year ago), reports James Kelleher at Reuters.

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