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Fact Sheet for Federal Reserve System

Country: United States
Observations: The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States.The Federal Reserve System is a quasi-governmental, decentralized central bank. It is composed of a central Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks located in major cities throughout the nation, numerous member banks and other entities. Ben Bernanke serves as the current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
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