U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke speaks at news conference following the monthly two-day meeting in Washington

 
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke speaks at news conference following the monthly two-day meeting in Washington
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faces reporters at a news conference following the monthly two-day meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, April 25, 2012. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a modestly brighter assessment of the economy's prospects and few clues on the path of monetary policy, as it reiterated that interest rates likely will not rise until at least late 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)