File photo of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke in Washington

 
File photo of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke in Washington
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke listens before giving testimony at a House Budget Committee hearing on fiscal challenges and the economy in the long term, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 28, 2007 file photo. The U.S. Federal Reserve held benchmark interest rates steady at 5.25 percent on March 21, 2007 for a sixth straight meeting, while maintaining a warning on the risk of inflation. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files (UNITED STATES)