On Friday of last week the Wall Street Journal had two articles, one on the front page and the other in the Money section, that taken together paint a chilling picture for the small and mid market companies. The front page article highlights the peril that local banks are in because of home builder loans.
An article in todays’ Wall Street Journal highlights how banks tighten credit standards across the country’s banking community. The author cites interviews with bankers indicating a change in the amount of risk that lenders are willing to take. Later in the article the author cites sources that say they haven’t seen a credit crunch. So