Fed Laugh Track Peaked in June 2007 Before Full Force of Crisis

Fed Laugh Track Peaked in June 2007 Before Full Force of Crisis

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, right, speaks to Donald Kohn, the Fed's vice chairman, outside Jackson Lake Lodge in Teton National Park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, after speaking during the Federal Reserve's annual retreat on Aug. 31, 2007.