Fed Talk Sends Stocks Lower

Bernanke reportedly said the media misread his congressional testimony last week as too dovish

Stocks finished lower Monday, sinking in the final hour on a CNBC report that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said media commentators misunderstood his recent congressional testimony. The report dampened speculation the Fed's rate hikes may be nearing an end, while a set of stronger-than-expected economic readings stoked inflation concerns, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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