Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve's efforts to boost the U.S. economy remain tied to the job market's health and inflation, delivering what could be his final semiannual economic report to ... more 
Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve's efforts to boost the U.S. economy remain tied to the job market's health and inflation, delivering what could be his final semiannual economic report to Congress. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was set to deliver written remarks to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee that were virtually identical to prepared remarks he gave the day before to the House Financial Services Committee. Bernanke has made no public comment about his future plans, but is widely expected to step down when his term at the Fed's helm ends in January. As Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke begins a second day of testimony to Congress, US stock markets have hit new, intraday highs. less 
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Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:35 PM EDT