Bernanke signals more help, steps into election battle

Bernanke signals more help, steps into election battle

By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Newspapers
Published Aug 31, 2012 10:41PM MDT
Jackson Hole, Wyo. • A strong signal Friday from Chairman Ben Bernanke that more economic stimulus is on the way puts the Federal Reserve squarely in the middle of the fight for the White House in November’s presidential election. Speaking at the Fed’s annual retreat in the Wyoming resort city of Jackson Hole, Bernanke offered a spirited defense of his unconventional efforts over the past three years to stimulate economic activity through the purchase of government and mortgage bonds. And he se...
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