Borrowing at the Federal Reserve Board's discount window dropped 4.5% in the week ending Wednesday, to $126 billion.

Commercial bank borrowings also dropped, falling 9.5% to $37.8 billion. The central bank also lent $140 million in secondary credit to weaker institutions. There was no lending to weaker institutions a week earlier.

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