WASHINGTON — Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair signaled Tuesday the agency may lower the cost of certain debt guarantees under its program to stabilize the liquidity markets.

The FDIC is set to finalize a rule Friday that grants temporary coverage of all senior unsecured debt and checking deposits that do not bear interest. The industry has criticized certain aspects of the interim rule issued last month, including a 75-basis-point fee on the debt.

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