WASHINGTON (AP) - Big Wall Street investment companies are
pulling back on their borrowing from the Federal Reserve's
emergency lending program.
The Federal Reserve says in a report Thursday that those firms
averaged $18.6 billion in daily borrowing over the past week. That
compared with $22.6 billion in the previous week.
The program, which began on March 17, is one of several
extraordinary actions the Fed has taken recently to limit the
damage from a trio of crises - housing, credit and financial.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.