HARLEY DAVIDSON $2.3 BILLION FEDERAL RESERVE LOAN
December 7 2010.

Harley-Davidson took a $2.3 billion loan at the height of it's recent problems according to documents released by the Federal Reserve last week.

Harley wasn't alone in taking up the loan scheme, with other major names like Caterpillar and McDonald's using the Fed's loans to meet urgent payments like payroll and suppliers.

Loans of more than $2 trillion were lent out through eight programs from December 2007 to July 2010 this year and apparently most of the loans have been repaid and none are overdue according to the Fed.