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Main street and Wall street: Audio slideshow

October 10, 2008

Ken Shrum is the owner of the Windom Grain and Feed store near the intersection of Main street and Wall street in Windom Texas. Shrum has to drive 30 miles to pick up his own feed in order to keep his costs down.

Photographer Jessica Rinaldi visits with small business owners to see how the financial crisis is impacting those along Main street.

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I own a small business for 11 years. Bank of American froze my line of credit which was approved by the SBA. They increased my credit card interest rate to 20% from 4.99%. I am having hard time keeping the door open.

Wells Fargo, cut my line of credit to almost 1/2 the amount without prior notice or reason.

I am just paying the interest now. It consume 70% of my profit. I never missed a payment to any lender so far.

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