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Bernanke: Fed May Launch New Round of Stimulus

Posted By admin On July 13, 2011 @ 7:46 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Jeff Cox
CNBC [1]
July 13, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that a new stimulus program is in the works that will entail additional asset purchases, the clearest indication yet that the central bank is contemplating another round of monetary easing.

Bernanke said in prepared remarks that the economy is growing more slowly than expected, and should that continue the central bank stands at the ready with more accommodative measures.

“Once the temporary shocks that have been holding down economic activity pass, we expect to again see the effects of policy accommodation reflected in stronger economic activity and job creation,” he said

“However, given the range of uncertainties about the strength of the recovery and prospects for inflation over the medium term, the Federal Reserve remains prepared to respond should economic developments indicate that an adjustment in the stance of monetary policy would be appropriate.”

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[1] CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43739458

[2] Following Bernanke Means Using Precedent of Unprecedented Policy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/following-bernanke-means-using-precedent-of-unprecedented-policy.html

[3] Bernanke to Congress: Fed to Act if US Recovery Stalls: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bernanke-to-congress-fed-to-act-if-us-recovery-stalls.html

[4] Bernanke: Recovery “close to faltering”, Fed could act: http://www.prisonplanet.com/recovery-close-to-faltering-fed-could-act.html

[5] Fed Stimulus Still Needed to Help Recovery, Bernanke Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fed-stimulus-still-needed-to-help-recovery-bernanke-says.html

[6] Bernanke’s False Recovery: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bernankes-false-recovery.html

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