A stimulus program aimed
at boosting small business lending
is so popular that it has run out of funds -- for the second time.
The Small Business Administration
landed $375 million last year in Recovery Act money to temporarily reduce fees
and increase the guarantees banks receive on loans made through the agency's
lending programs. That money ran out just before Thanksgiving.
another $125 million in December to extend the incentives through February. The
SBA warned lenders late last week that the remaining cash is about to run dry,
and could be used up by Monday. From CNNMoney.com