WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators are weighing a proposal by home builders to halve the capital requirements for some residential construction and apartment loans.

The proposal - under review by the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency - is one of several options for easing capital requirements being discussed by regulators, who are under pressure to help lenders restart the stalled economy.

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