Fed sees credit easing for Wall Street and tightening for Main Street

07/15/2010 | Barron's (free content)

Lending policies for Wall Street and Main Street are headed in opposition directions, with borrowing by hedge funds getting easier and lending to small businesses tightening, the Federal Reserve found. A study by the U.S. central bank shows that there's easy credit available for companies dealing in securities and derivatives, while Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said at a conference that small businesses are having a hard time getting loans.

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