VOL. 126 | NO. 34 | Friday, February 18, 2011
Bernanke: Fed is Moving Ahead on Financial Revamp
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank is working closely with other regulators to implement the biggest overhaul of the nation's financial rules since the 1930s.
The law enacted last year aims to protect the country from another financial crisis like the one that hit in 2008 and plunged the economy into a deep recession.
The Fed chief testified at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday that work is under way to set up a government agency housed within the Fed for protecting consumers from abusive financial practices.
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