Without naming the reeling Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the Federal Reserve Board said it was moving Sunday to bolster financial markets by significantly broadening the types of collateral it will accept for both its Primary Dealer Credit Facility and its Term Securities Lending Facility.

The Fed also said it would waive until Jan. 30 some restrictions in section 23A of the Federal Reserve Act that will allow insured depository institutions to provide liquidity "to their affiliates for assets typically funded in the tri-party repo market."

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