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The Federal Reserve Board
The Federal Reserve Board
During the worst recession in decades, the Fed, led by chairman Ben Bernanke, has moved creatively and aggressively to help bail out troubled institutions and get credit flowing. Appointed by the president, the board of governors and its staff regulate not only banks but also the nation's money supply.

From left: Kevin Warsh; Donald Kohn; Randall Kroszner (succeeded by Daniel Tarullo in January); Elizabeth Duke; Ben Bernanke, chairman

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