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A Patchwork of Authority

Since late 2007, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has engineered a series of changes that have remade the central bank in response to the financial crisis, despite operating in a complicated organization that is used to moving slowly and carefully. Here are the institutions he has had to work with to do it.

A Patchwork of Authority

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Article | Every six weeks or so, around a giant mahogany table in an ornate room overlooking the National Mall, 16 people, one after another, give their take on how the U.S. economy is doing and what they, the leaders of the Federal Reserve, want to do about it.

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