Bernanke regrets 'lapse of judgment'

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday 23 May during a Senate Banking Committee hearing that he suffered a "lapse of judgment" when he spoke to a CNBC reporter recently.

Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., asked Bernanke about the issue during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on financial literacy.

"Senator, that episode you refer to was a lapse of judgment on my part," Bernanke replied. "In the future my communications with the public and with the market will be entirely through regular and

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