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4 years 6 months ago

Bernanke: Record-low rates still needed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that record-low interest rates are still needed to ensure that the economic recovery will last and to help cushion the sting of high unemployment. Delivering his twice-a-year economic report to the House Financial Services Committee, Bernanke strikes a confident tone that the recovery...

4 years 6 months ago

Bernanke voices economic concerns as he's sworn in

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke expressed concerns Wednesday about the economic recovery during a ceremonial swearing-in for another four-year term. In brief remarks to staffers, Bernanke said that while the economy is growing, "far too many people remain unemployed, foreclosures continue at record rates and bank credit continues to...

4 years 8 months ago

Time magazine names Bernanke 'Person of the Year'

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2009. Last year's winner was then-President-elect Barack Obama. The 2007 winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Other previous winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush, and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.

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