WASHINGTON - President Bush signed an appropriation bill this week giving the Small Business Administration an additional $1.45 billion in loan-guarantee authority.

That authority will permit the SBA to support loans to small businesses damaged by riots in Los Angeles and flooding in Chicago, as well as in economically depressed New England.

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