The Federal Reserve Board said its purchases of commercial paper increased 67.9% from a week earlier, to more than $243.1 billion as of Wednesday.

The increase is evidence that the Fed's commercial paper facility remains popular. Interest in the discount window is declining. The Fed said lending through the window fell 6.2%, to $346.5 billion.

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