Metro-East News

June 18, 2014

Daily business briefing: Banks lending more to small businesses

Banks are giving small businesses better terms and lower interest rates. A new report cites that 44 percent of the small businesses surveyed said they received bank loans during the previous three months -- an increase from 39 percent in February and 34 percent last fall. Read more at ...


The Fed is expected to approve a fifth cut in its monthly bond purchases because the job market has steadily strengthened. Learn more at ...


FedEx Corp. says its quarterly profit rose and its earnings of $2.46 per share beat Wall Street's forecast. Find out more at ...


The price of oil has reached almost $107 as violence persisted in Iraq, and Islamic militants attacked the country's largest refinery. For more information, go to

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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