WASHINGTON - In its latest minutes of Federal Reserve considerations of the interest rate charged commercial banks for discount window borrowing, the Fed Tuesday said it once again chose not to act on the opposite inclinations of the Kansas City and the Boston regional banks.

While most regional bank directors agreed with the Board on the existing 0.75% rate, some of the directors wanted a quarter-point higher rate, to move toward reestablishing the 100-basis point spread with the federal funds rate that existed before the financial crisis. Some wanted the Fed's primary rate to be lowered half a point, as a signal that existing accommodation should be amplified.

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