WASHINGTON — A month after lawmakers voted in large numbers to require the Federal Reserve Board to name the companies borrowing from the discount window, Chairman Ben Bernanke is forging a compromise that would meet them halfway.

In testimony Tuesday to the Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke said the Fed would soon release more details on how many institutions borrow from the central bank's lending facilities, what kind of collateral they are posting and more information on the private firms that help manage the liquidity programs.

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