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What Is the Role of the Federal Reserve?

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The Federal Reserve extended a $30 billion credit line to help JP Morgan Chase buy out investment giant Bear Stearns over the weekend. On Tuesday, the Fed meets to decide whether to lower a key interest rate.

Vincent Reinhart, former Director of the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Monetary Affairs, discusses the dramatic measures and takes listeners' questions about the role of the Fed.

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