Commercial and industrial loans at all U.S. commercial banks rose $6 billion in the week ended July 29, to a seasonally adjusted $899.8 billion, the Federal Reserve said. During the previous week commercial and industrial lending-considered a gauge of business activity-fell $2.1 billion, to $893.8 billion.

Meanwhile, commercial and industrial loans at the largest commercial banks rose to $482.4 billion in the latest reporting week, from $480.9 billion. Excluding bankers acceptances, loans at large banks rose to $481.2 billion, from $479.7 billion.

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