Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Budget Committee on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Budget Committee on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)