BUSINESS
09/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

As Question Of Reappointment Looms, Bernanke Defends The Fed's Handling Of Crisis, Says Economy Is 'Leveling Out'

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke rendered his most positive assessment of the economy yet in a speech Friday and gave credit in part to his own institution's handling of the worst economic crisis in decades.

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