WASHINGTON (AP) -- Banks and Wall Street firms ramped up borrowing from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facility over the past week, a fresh sign of the credit stresses plaguing the country.
A Fed report released Thursday says commercial banks averaged $21.6 billion in daily borrowing over the past week. That compared with a daily average of $19.8 billion in the previous week.
For the week ending Sept. 17, Wall Street firms drew such loans averaging $20.3 billion. That step-up comes after six straight weeks where they didn't draw any loans. Their borrowing averaged as high as $38.1 billion a day over the course of a week in early April.
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