The Federal Reserve is trying to stimulate the economy by buying billions dollars of bonds from banks. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how that's supposed to work. Marketplace
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Paddy Hirsch Oct 7, 2010
The Federal Reserve is trying to stimulate the economy by buying billions dollars of bonds from banks. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how that's supposed to work. Marketplace

The Federal Reserve is trying to stimulate the economy by buying billions of dollars worth of bonds from banks. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how that’s supposed to work.

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