BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Much of the money pumped into the economy over the past two years was aimed at getting the likes of Citigroup (C - Get Report), Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) and Credit Suisse (CS - Get Report) to start lending again.Lending is crucial for the economy to function properly because companies depend on short-term loans to meet obligations while cash is tied up in the business. Recently, however, the flow of money seems to be slowing, indicating trouble ahead.
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