Federal Reserve


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Federal Reserve

or Federal Reserve System
n.
The US central bank, a system of 12 Federal Reserve banks, each serving member commercial banks in its own district. This system, supervised by the Federal Reserve Board, has broad regulatory powers over the money supply and the credit structure.
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Noun1.Federal Reserve - the central bank of the United StatesFederal Reserve - the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state-chartered commercial banks and some trust companies; "the Fed seeks to control the United States economy by raising and lowering short-term interest rates and the money supply"
central bank - a government monetary authority that issues currency and regulates the supply of credit and holds the reserves of other banks and sells new issues of securities for the government
Federal Reserve Bank, reserve bank - one of 12 regional banks that monitor and act as depositories for banks in their region
national bank - a commercial bank chartered by the federal government
member bank - a bank that is a member of the Federal Reserve System
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Bernanke, on November 14, 2003, took the oath of office for a new term as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
As of December 10, 2005, the Oklahoma City Branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will no longer process checks, and depository institutions that were assigned to that office have been reassigned to the head office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
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The Federal Reserve and its conduct of monetary policy involve daunting complexities, but the most important thing to understand is really quite simple: The Federal Reserve is a political institution.
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The Federal Reserve Board announced on September 15, 2005, the issuance of an order of prohibition against Hanspeter Walder, a former employee and officer of the New York Branch of UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
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As of June 18, 2005, the Salt Lake City Branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will no longer process checks, and banks that are served by that office have been reassigned to the Denver Branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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