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Bernanke talks Europe, "Occupy" protests

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 01:51

Nov. 2 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about topics ranging from Europe's debt problems to criticism from Occupy Wall Street protesters in his regularly scheduled press conference. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hopes Europe will find solutions to its debt crisis that will allow markets to calm down. The chairman also expressed sympathy for those Occupy Wall Street protesters who are concerned about growing inequality, but he did try to address criticism that the Federal Reserve's main goal during the crisis was to protect Wall Street bankers. Bernanke made the comments at a scheduled press conference following the Fed's decision to keep interest rates near zero, even as economic signs improve. Rough Cut. No reporter narration.

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Bernanke talks Europe, "Occupy" protests

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 01:51