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Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis

Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more. "Although we have been very aggressive, I think on the monetary policy front we could have been even more aggressive," Bernanke told a bankers conference in Abu Dhabi, according to Reuters. The speech marked his first public comments since stepping down Feb. 2 after eight years as Fed chairman. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years Now that financial markets no longer hang on his every word, Bernanke joked at the conference that, "I can say whatever I...

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