November 1st, 2010
12:24 PM GMT
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Hong Kong, China (CNN) - Markets all over the world are watching the Fed.  The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to take further action this week to support America's weak recovery.  Investors are waiting for a second round of "quantitative easing" - what is being nicknamed "QE2."

Say what?

Quantitative easing is a way central bankers can help boost economic growth.  It's a little controversial, but the idea is to create money out of nothing and to get it in the hands of bankers, businessmen, and consumers to spur economic activity.

So how does it work?

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