03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Credit Flow To US Companies Decreasing At Fastest Pace In Decades

Credit flowing to American companies is drying up at a pace not seen in decades, threatening the creation of jobs and the expansion of businesses, while intensifying worries that the economy may be headed for recession.

The combined value of two leading sources of credit -- outstanding commercial and industrial bank loans, and short-term loans known as commercial paper -- peaked at about $3.3 trillion in August, according to data from the Federal Reserve. By mid-November, such credit was down to $3 trillion, a drop of nearly 9 percent.

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