Bernanke Says Fed Expanding Asset-Purchase Program

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke says the central bank will buy $45 billion a month of Treasury securities starting in January, expanding its asset-purchase program. Bernanke speaks at a news conference in Washington. (This is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)
Inside Alcoa's Decision to Split Into Two Companies
03:16 - Alcoa will separate its higher-margin manufacturing operations from a smelting and refining business that’s under pressure from plunging commodity prices and competition from record Chinese exports. Bloomberg's Sonja Elmquist reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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