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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Most economists think the Fed, after meeting this week, will maintain the pace of its monthly bond purchases to keep long-term loan rates low to spur spending and growth. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Photo by: Carolyn Kaster
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Most economists think the Fed, after meeting this week, will maintain the pace of its monthly bond purchases to keep long-term loan rates low to spur spending and growth. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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