CIT is one of America’s largest lenders to small businesses. It also made many subprime mortgage loans and is now seeking US assistance.
Nurturing start-ups works even better than infrastructure projects.
More students are turning to entrepreneurship, often with the help of campus programs.
Customers tired of the impersonal feel of larger banks may find a better relationship from small rivals.
Unemployed seek fulfillment in new careers from pet care to finding jobs for moms.
An Alabama underdog runs for the White House.