NEW YORK — A new report from the U.S. Treasury shows Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and a loan servicer still owned by bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. made quick progress in September modifying mortgages for delinquent borrowers under a government foreclosure-prevention program.

The Treasury has been pressing loan servicers to modify mortgages under the government's Home Affordable Modification Program, which the federal government launched last February to stem the rising tide of foreclosures nationwide. Foreclosures can hurt neighborhoods and regions by depressing home values.

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