Ex-Fed's Rivlin says Bernanke gets an 'A'

"In general, I think he's doing a very good job...I think he gets an A on several different grounds," former Federal Reserve vice chairwoman Alice Rivlin told Kyodo News in an interview published Monday 29 January, ahead of the anniversary of Bernanke's first year as Fed chairman.

"It's been a pretty good year," she said, praising Bernanke for taking the initiative to properly adjust monetary policy at the Fed's policy-making Federal Open Market Committee amid mixed signals in the economy.