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Definition of

Federal Reserve Board

Banking

supervisory board of the US Federal Reserve the seven-member Board of Governors, appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate, that supervises the Federal Reserve and formulates monetary policy. Appointees to the Board of Governors serve for 14 years.

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Definitions of ’Federal Reserve Board’ and meaning of ’Federal Reserve Board’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’Federal Reserve Board’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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