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By Simone Pathe
Since the financial crisis, small business lending by banks has declined substantially according to federal data. The value of loans of less than $100k is down by more than 18 percent since 2008. But while banks have pulled back, new…
By PBS NewsHour
Obama Supports Retaining Role for Government in Push to Reform Mortgages…
New Mortgage Lending Regulations Require Proof of Borrower's Ability to Repay…
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the tarnished reputation of small loans in India.
With President Obama set to sign financial reform legislation, much of the attention has been on the biggest U.S. banks lately. But what about lending practices that affect the poorest Americans? Hari Sreenivsan discusses the "poverty industry" with "Broke, USA"…
In his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles of companies to gain enough credit to stay afloat as lending remains tight.
Congressional leaders have vowed to hammer out the differences between the Senate and House financial reform bills before July 4.
Financial reform legislation ran into a roadblock in the Senate Monday afternoon as Republicans blocked the start of debate on a plan backed by many Democrats. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view on the overhaul's road ahead in Congress…
In other news Friday, the White House unveiled its new initiatives to help homeowners at risk for foreclosure and Congress sent the final installment of the health care bill to President Obama, with a few adjustments.
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