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A weak economy and frozen financing markets could spell trouble for regional banks with big commercial loan portfolios.

Source: CNNMoney.com

Date: 7/24/2009

Keys: Finance, economy, investing

Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/24/news/economy/banks.commercial.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2009072416

Questions for discussion:

  • Banks reflect the local economic conditions that exist by way of the current state of their loans to businesses and consumers. 
  • 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?

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