FILE - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, in this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo. The Federal Reserve is widely

 

              FILE - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, in this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo. The Federal Reserve is widely
FILE - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, in this Dec. 12, 2012 file photo. The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday May 1, 2013 to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)