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Fed ties rates to jobs recovery, adds to stimulus

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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