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Federal Reserve: Central banking system of the United States
The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States of America. It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, after a series of financial panics led to the desire for central control of the monetary system in order to alleviate financial crises. Over the years, events such as the Great Depression in the 1930s and the Great Recession during the 2000s have led to the expansion of the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System.

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Fed Chair To Congress: Do These Three Things Now To Save The US Economy [Video]

Fed Chair To Congress: Do These Three Things Now To Save The US Economy

The US Federal Reserve is expected to remain apolitical and stay out of the business of Congress. Even so, President Donald Trump has repeatedly jeered at Fed Chair Jerome Powell, even going so far as..

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Shares Drop As Wall Street Waits For Fed's Take On US Economy [Video]

Shares Drop As Wall Street Waits For Fed's Take On US Economy

Investors on Tuesday paused ahead of a Federal Reserve Meeting that could reveal the Fed's view on recent signs of economic recovery. No major policy announcements are expected when the US central..

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Wall Street climbs on economic recovery hopes [Video]

Wall Street climbs on economic recovery hopes

Wall Street bounced higher on Tuesday thanks to the combination of a historic retail sales figure, comments from the Fed chief, a positive study on a possible COVID-19 treatment and hopes for an..

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Powell: strength, pace of recovery depends on virus [Video]

Powell: strength, pace of recovery depends on virus

A full U.S. economic recovery will not occur until the American people are sure that the novel coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress..

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Powell: U.S. entering second phase of economy reopening [Video]

Powell: U.S. entering second phase of economy reopening

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday testified before the Senate Banking Committee and said that the U.S. economy appears to be entering the second phase of reopening assuming the virus..

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Federal Lending Program Begins for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses [Video]

Federal Lending Program Begins for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The Federal Reserve's Main Street Lending Program, which was announced at the beginning of April, is finally underway.

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Stimulus splurge restarts stocks rally [Video]

Stimulus splurge restarts stocks rally

Shares jumped on Tuesday as sentiment was lifted by the launch of the U.S. Federal Reserve's corporate bond buying program and concerns about a second wave of global coronavirus infections eased. Ciara..

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Sensex opens over 600 points higher, banking and metal stocks shine [Video]

Sensex opens over 600 points higher, banking and metal stocks shine

Equity benchmark indices rose during early hours on Tuesday tracking positive cues from other Asian markets and overnight gains in the United States and Europe. The US Federal Reserve's corporate bond..

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Dow plunges 1861 points [Video]

Dow plunges 1861 points

Wall Street plummeted Thursday as investors reacted to renewed fears of a pandemic resurgence and digested dour economic forecasts from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Fred Katayama reports on the market..

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Wall Street Hammered By Fears Of Virus Infections [Video]

Wall Street Hammered By Fears Of Virus Infections

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks slumped on Thursday with the Dow shedding over 5% and the index on track for its sharpest one-day decline since March 18, as investors fretted over a resurgence in coronavirus..

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Wall Street Plunges, Biggest Loss Since March [Video]

Wall Street Plunges, Biggest Loss Since March

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street plummeted on Thursday as investors reacted to renewed fears of a pandemic resurgence and digested dour economic forecasts from the U.S. Federal Reserve. All three major..

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Jobless claims decline but millions still out of work [Video]

Jobless claims decline but millions still out of work

Layoffs in the United States are abating, but millions who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 continue to draw unemployment benefits, suggesting the labor market could take years to heal from the..

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Sensex ends 709 points lower, telecom and banking stocks under pressure [Video]

Sensex ends 709 points lower, telecom and banking stocks under pressure

Equity benchmark indices closed 2 per cent lower on Thursday as traders booked profit a day after the US Federal Reserve said that it sees interest rates near zero through 2022. On the economic front,..

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Equity indices trade lower on profit-booking, Sun Pharma top loser [Video]

Equity indices trade lower on profit-booking, Sun Pharma top loser

Equity benchmark indices traded lower during early hours on Thursday as traders booked profit across counters, a day after the US Federal Reserve said that it sees interest rates near zero through..

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Fed ready to keep rates near zero until 2022 [Video]

Fed ready to keep rates near zero until 2022

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday pledged to continue extraordinary support for the economy, including near zero interest rates until 2022. Conway G. Gittens has the story.

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S&P 500 ends lower after Fed statement [Video]

S&P 500 ends lower after Fed statement

The Dow and S&P 500 ended a choppy session lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reassured investors of its support for the economy but projected a 6.5% decline in gross domestic product this year...

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Global stocks and euro gain ahead of U.S. jobs report [Video]

Global stocks and euro gain ahead of U.S. jobs report

World stocks held their ground near three-month highs as the euro hit its highest level since March 10, thanks to Europe's stimulus boost, fueling hopes for a global rebound. Ciara Lee reports

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ECB gives euro zone fresh shot of stimulus [Video]

ECB gives euro zone fresh shot of stimulus

The ECB moved to increase stimulus for the region's crisis-battered economies on Thursday, ramping up its planned bond purchases to 1.35 trillion euros. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Economic burden 'has not been evenly spread' -Fed Chair [Video]

Economic burden 'has not been evenly spread' -Fed Chair

“We are in the midst of an economic downturn without modern precedent... and while the burden is widespread, it's not evenly spread" Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said before speaking to..

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Treasury, Fed heads grilled for coronavirus response [Video]

Treasury, Fed heads grilled for coronavirus response

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell were in the hot seat Tuesday as they faced senators for the first time in a required update on the financial response to the..

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Federal Reserve Chair Says US Economy Recovery May Begin By Summer [Video]

Federal Reserve Chair Says US Economy Recovery May Begin By Summer

If there is not another wave of COVID-19, Jerome Powell says America could start to return in this year's second half.

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S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes [Video]

S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes

U.S. stocks soared Monday, and the S&P 500 closed at a 10-week high. As Fred Katayama reports, encouraging data for a potential coronavirus vaccine and the promise of more stimulus for the economy sent..

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