Banks continued to book more business loans in April, but consumer lending fell across the country, the Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday.

Commercial lending was strongest in the Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Dallas districts, the Fed said in the Beige Book, its periodic review of the country's economy.

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