Economy | Business

Bernanke: Economy Still Too Shaky To End Low Interest Rates

NPR | May 22, 2013 3:40 p.m.

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John Ydstie

Over the past several years, the Federal Reserve has added trillions of dollars to its balance sheet, purchasing bonds in order to stimulate the economy. Many investors have been concerned that when the Fed starts selling off those bonds it could create turmoil in the markets. But in Congressional testimony on Wednesday, Ben Bernanke said the Fed might not sell off those bonds at all.

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