Tony Zerucha·Alt-Finance·May 5, 2014·1 min readThe Daily Dig for Monday, May 5 ShareTweetShareSubmit Local bank collapses hurt small businesses during the recession Smaller banks that did not survive the recession left many of their small business clients out to dry. Some of those businesses are finding it hard to get credit years later. PBS Newshour’s Rick Karr talks to one businessman who lived the recession roller coaster. Michael Novogratz talks about Bitcoin, the future of banks and more Fortress Investment Group principal Michael Novogratz was on Bloomberg TV today, sharing his thoughts on Bitcoin, what banks will soon look like and the current state of the market. Uncle Sam faulted on Fannie and Freddie The federal government is making a big mistake in its current handling of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to the staff at ValuePlays.See alsoDecember 11, 2012Simple demystifies your bank account At that price they could have thrown in a hide-a-bed An unfurnished London apartment recently went for $237 million, leaving even the developer wondering how far the market can go, writes Grant Burningham.