Greenspan vs. Bernanke: Hold Your Bets

The former Fed chairman and the current central bank chief might not be as far apart on the state of the economy as investors imagine

It sounded like an economic clash of the titans. In one corner: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan "the Maestro" Greenspan, who warned on Feb. 26 that the U.S. economy could stumble into a recession by yearend. And in the other: current Fed chief Ben "the Professor" Bernanke, whose soothing words helped the markets rebound two days later.

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