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August 21, 2009
The Spokesman-Review photo

Trader Bradley Silverman, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. Stocks are rallying after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told investors what they wanted to hear: The economy is indeed on the verge of recovery.

Associated Press photo

Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke, right, chats with European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet, center, and Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa during a break from the annual conference of the Federal Reserve in Jackson, Wyo., Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. The Teton Mountains and Grand Teton Peak are in the background.