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September 13, 2012
Manuel Ceneta photo

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting to present the FOMC�s current economic projections and to provide additional context for the FOMC�s policy decision.

Manuel Ceneta photo

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leaves a news conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting to present the FOMC�s current economic projections and to provide additional context for the FOMC�s policy decision.

Richard Drew photo

Specialist Frank Babino, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of aggressive actions Thursday intended to stimulate the still-weak economy by making it cheaper for consumers and businesses to borrow and spend.

Manuel Ceneta photo

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting to present the FOMC’s current economic projections and to provide additional context for the FOMC’s policy decision.

Richard Drew photo

The rate decision of the Federal Reserve is announced on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of aggressive actions Thursday intended to stimulate the still-weak economy by making it cheaper for consumers and businesses to borrow and spend.

Manuel Ceneta photo

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting to present the FOMC’s current economic projections and to provide additional context for the FOMC’s policy decision.