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Small firms struggle to get credit

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New Jersey shop owner Kristen Scalia is one of many US entrepreneurs struggling to secure credit.

She was forced to turn to relatives for financial help after being refused a loan by a string of banks.

The collapse of Lehman Brothers last year was the largest bankruptcy in US corporate history and triggered a credit freeze that is still hurting small businesses.

Karen Nye reports.

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