Fed's Bernanke supports fiscal package

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, told United States lawmakers on Thursday that he would support plans for a fiscal package to encourage growth so long as it was implemented quickly, was efficient and was temporary.

"A number of analysts have raised the possibility that fiscal policy actions might usefully complement monetary policy in supporting economic growth over the next year or so," Bernanke said. "I agree that fiscal action could be helpful in principle, as fiscal and

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