Bernanke Says Thresholds Make Fed More Transparent

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke speaks about the central bank's monetary policy, the U.S. economy and fiscal policy. He speaks at a news conference in Washington after a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. The Fed for the first time linked the outlook for its main interest rate to unemployment and inflation, and said it will expand its asset purchase program by buying $45 billion a month of Treasury securities starting in January to spur the economy. (Source: Bloomberg)

Syngenta-ChemChina Pushed Into 2017 by EU Scrutiny
16:25 - Syngenta is facing extended European Union scrutiny over its $43 billion takeover by ChemChina while the chemical industry sees a backlog of deals awaiting approval. Bloomberg Intelligence's Jason Miner and Bloomberg's Tara Patel report on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg)
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