Fed’s Messages Raise Volatility in Threat to Profits

Fed’s Messages Raise Volatility in Threat to Profits

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U.S. quarter dollar coins sit in a bin after being pressed at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The dollar slid as much as 0.1 percent versus the euro yesterday before climbing as high as 0.6 percent as Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the central bank’s $85 billion of monthly bond purchases “are by no means on a preset course.”