U.S. markets rallied strongly today, driven by commentary from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. During remarks to the National Association of Business Economists, Bernanke suggested that additional quantitative easing could be necessary to further address the lingering unemployment problems facing the U.S economy, and that news sent markets on an absolute tear.
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