"Citigroup , Bank of America and other top banks took the rare step of borrowing $2 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday, in a bid to reassure markets and remove the stigma associated with getting financing from the central bank.... Borrowing money directly from the Fed has historically been seen as a sign of weakness, but Bank of America,, and said they did it for the sake of the financial system. All four banks emphasized they have access to other, cheaper funds."
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Really it's ok, everyone is doing it
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