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US loan aid available to Back Bay stores

Small businesses in the Back Bay that suffered financial losses because of the Boston Marathon bombings will be able to apply for federal loan assistance, the US Small Business Administration said late Friday.

The agency, responding to a request from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, issued a special declaration for Suffolk County Friday that would allow the federal government to provide low-cost loans to stores and other companies affected by the April 15 attacks.

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