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Monetary policymakers sought to support a challenging economy

Monetary policy was a significant force influencing the economy in 2011. However, monetary policy differs from the other forces examined in this commentary. It was a force designed to mitigate negative effects of other forces. During the year, the Federal Reserve enacted monetary policy measures aimed at boosting economic activity, facilitating credit flows, and guarding against shocks to the nation's financial system.

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