Fed speakers will also be out and about, in addition to Bernanke. St. Louis Fed President William Poole speaks at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Louis to a financial planning group; Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher speaks about protectionism in Philadelphia Thursday at 1230 p.m. and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in Montgomery, Ala. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on the economic outlook in Richmond at 8 a.m. Friday.
Oil inventory data is reported at 10:30 a.m., as usual Wednesday and natural gas supply data is released Thursday at 10:30 a.m. February crude at Nymex fell 5.3 percent for the week, ending Friday at $92.69 per barrel.
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