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An independent deposit insurance agency created by Congress in 1933 to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s banking system. The FDIC promotes safety and soundness of insured depository institutions and the U.S. financial system by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; minimizes disruptive effects from the failure of
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