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The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States. It was created ..... The System does not require public funding, and derives its authority and ..... Policy actions that absorb reserves work in the opposite direction.

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The Federal Reserve was created by the U.S. Congress in 1913. ... were often unstable and the public had very little faith in the banking system. ... Reserve Banks act as the operating arm of the central bank and do most of the work of the Fed.

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Jul 28, 2011 ... The Federal Reserve System—or the "Fed" as it's known—arguably plays the .... Read MoreVideo: How do Fed Open Market operations work?

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May 9, 2017 ... The Federal Reserve System is America's central bank. It uses ... To do that, the Fed sets a 2.0 percent inflation target for the core inflation rate. It also ... They work with the board to supervise commercial banks. There is one ...

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Nov 3, 2016 ... The Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Federal Reserve or simply " the Fed," is the ... What is the FOMC and when does it meet?

www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/structure-federal-reserve-system.htm

Mar 3, 2017 ... The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. ... considerations, so they do not necessarily coincide with state lines. Twelve Federal Reserve Districts operate independently but with supervision.

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Think the U.S. economy works only by supply and demand? Not so. If you own a house, have a bank account or write checks, the Federal Reserve System ...

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The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. ... important regional perspectives that help the entire Federal Reserve System do its job ...

www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/10/10/_20_fed_questions_everything_explained.html

Oct 10, 2013 ... What's the Federal Reserve System? ... the center of the banking system; the bank where banks do their banking. .... And they also sponsor a lot of research— both academic type big picture work and tons and tons of granual ...