Federal Reserve Latest News: Public Seeks Clarity From Bernanke

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be pressed at his upcoming news conference to settle the wave of confusion and speculation that's consumed investors since he spoke to Congress last month about the Fed's drive to keep long-term interest rates at record lows. Stock markets edged higher as a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve got under way - a meeting that could have a huge influence on how investors see the future path of the country's monetary policy. Stock futures edged higher, trading in a tight range ahead of the start of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve meeting.
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