FILE - In this March 1, 2011 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress while testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol ... more 
FILE - In this March 1, 2011 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress while testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bernanke said Wednesday, March 2, a House Republicans plan to cut $61 billion in federal spending this year would reduce economic growth and cause job losses. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alex Brandon, file
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