Lending through the Federal Reserve Board's discount window grew less than 1% during the past week, to $136.2 billion.

Traditional borrowing by commercial banks fell 4.3%, to $61.3 billion, and there was $1 million of loans to unhealthy banks. Loans to investment banks budged up 0.5%, to $20.2 billion. The Fed said it had extended $43.6 billion by Wednesday through the discount window to support American International Group. The central bank also has a limited liability corporation designed to help to insurance giant. Loans there were valued at $18.5 billion.

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