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Bernanke Counters Fed Unity Doubt as Regional Chiefs Echo Views

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is leaving little doubt that he has enough support for more unconventional easing as soon as November.

In one week, New York Fed President William Dudley, the Boston Fed’s Eric Rosengren and Chicago’s Charles Evans advocated further Fed action. Bernanke himself said Oct. 4 that restarting large-scale asset purchases would probably spur growth, after saying last week that the central bank has a duty to aid the economy as U.S. unemployment holds near 10 percent.