In this Monday, April 4, 2011, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addresses a financial markets conference meeting, in Stone Mountain, Ga. Ben Bernanke's term as chairman

 

              In this Monday, April 4, 2011, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addresses a financial markets conference meeting, in Stone Mountain, Ga. Ben Bernanke
In this Monday, April 4, 2011, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addresses a financial markets conference meeting, in Stone Mountain, Ga. Ben Bernanke's term as chairman of the Federal Reserve expires one year from Thursday, Jan 31, 2013, Sometime between now and then he's likely to take his foot off the gas pedal of financial stimulus that is helping to fuel the still-weak U.S. recovery and begin tapping on the brakes. (AP Photo/David Goldman)