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Federal Reserve Board


Our nation’s central bank. Acts as a regulator of money supply and is a big driver of interest rates. It was created with three mandates: (1) control inflation; (2) enable full employment; and (3) promote stability within the banking system. It also serves as a lender of last resort to banks.