Senate votes on Bernanke, FOMC meets

The US Senate is aiming for a midday vote on the nomination of White House adviser Ben Bernanke to be chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Senate leadership aides were quoted by Reuters as saying on Tuesday 31 January.

The vote on Bernanke, which comes on Alan Greenspan's final day in office, was set to follow a vote on the nomination of federal appeals court Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

Bernanke, a former Fed governor who currently chairs the White House Council of Economics Advis

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