Bloomberg article by Peter Robison

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Peloton Partners LLP liquidated a $1.8 billion London hedge fund, gadget-retailer Sharper Image Corp. filed for bankruptcy -- and Monica Tomasso is paying 35 percent interest to expand her school-lunch business.

The global credit crisis is squeezing businesses from the biggest, like Peloton, whose fund collapsed this month after banks demanded repayment of loans used to bet on mortgage securities, to the smallest, such as Tomasso, 34, whose Health e-Lunch Kids Inc. sells 6,000 meals a month online to parents in Fairfax, Virginia.

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