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Bernanke: With unemployment high, Fed can do more

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy. His remarks seemed to leave two questions: What exactly will the Fed do? And when? ...

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Bernanke: Fed’s efforts have helped the economy

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bolster growth have helped lift the U.S. economy out of the Great Recession. But he acknowledged that growth remains weak and the Fed can only do ...

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No new action expected as Fed weighs job gains

WASHINGTON — Since the Federal Reserve’s policymakers last met in January, the job market has shown more muscle. Employers have hired more than a half million people. The unemployment rate is down. The core issue the policymakers face when they ...

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