NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Small businesses applying for federal disaster loans after Superstorm Sandy smashed into the East Coast in 2012 had to wait more than three months, on average, to get their money.
It was far longer than many could afford.
Entrepreneurs often have better luck at online lenders, which are seeing rapid growth.
What does consistent profitability growth mean for the U.S. economy if sales gains are shrinking? To keep the current expansion going, the government will need to figure out the answer.
Peer-to-peer lenders On Deck and Lending Club are backing away from risky borrowers.