Federal Reserve

May 9, 2024

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The Federal Reserve is the central banking system of the United States, often referred to as the Fed. It was created in 1913 with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, primarily to address banking panics and to influence the availability and cost of money and credit. The Fed’s duties have expanded over time, and today, it serves as the primary implementer of U.S. monetary policy, and it regulates and supervises banks to ensure the safety and soundness of the nation’s banking and financial system.

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