Bernanke stays tight lipped on further stimulus


Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, disappointed on Thursday by again skirting around the issue of further stimulus.

Speaking at the Economic Club of Minnesota Luncheon in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bernanke again said the Federal Reserve "has a range of tools that could be used to provide additional monetary stimulus" and that they would be considered at the next Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting later this month.

"We discussed the relative merits and costs of such tools at

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