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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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Posted by: CNBC: First in Business WorldwideDate: 07.28.14Sectors: Market Outlook : CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jeff Cox discuss possible dissent at the Fed over when Janet Yellen will start to hike rates. Cox says Yellen is a labor economist who believes ... [Published Stockboard Media Inc. - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

US stocks end mixed after big corporate deals

NEW YORK: US stocks finished mixed on Monday (July 28) following prominent corporate deals and a drop in pending home sales as investors looked ahead to fresh earnings and labour market data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 22.02 points (0.13 per ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Euro edges up against US dollar

CurrencyNEW YORK, July 28 AFP - The euro has pushed slightly higher against the US dollar after last week's losses in a quiet forex market ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting and its possible update of US rate plans.The euro was at $US1.3438, ... [Published Trading Room - 6 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Is the Fed Finally Beginning to See the Problems with IT?

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 4 reports

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 6 reports

Gold slips on steady dollar

LONDON –  Gold fell on Monday, as the dollar approached multi-month highs, but prices held above $1,300 an ounce on heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and violence in the Middle East.Investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Economy - 7 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

U.S. Treasury Bonds Pull Back -- Update

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First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

Is U.S. at Immediate Risk of Becoming "Argentina"?: Monday Smackdown/The Honest Broker for the Week of July 12, 2014

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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

The Truth About the Fed’s Relationship With Bubbles

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 4 reports

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First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 3 reports

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The man behind the Federal Reserve [Published Housing Wire - Jan 27 2014]
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Wall Street's week includes April jobs and the Fed [Published MarketWatch Morning Stock Talk - Apr 27 2014]
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