Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, attends the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2013 Financial Markets Conference in Stone Mountain, Georgia on April 8, 2013. “The results of the most recent stress tests and capital planning evaluations continue to reflect improvement in banks’ condition,” Bernanke said.