A weak economy and frozen financing markets could spell trouble for regional banks with big commercial loan portfolios.
Keys: Finance, economy, investing
Questions for discussion:
- Banks reflect the local economic conditions that exist by way of the current state of their loans to businesses and consumers.Ã‚Â
- Summarize the reasons given for concern over the banks mentioned in this article?
- What does this article suggest about investments in these banks and the businesses they serve?