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Obama breaks his vacation, keeps Bernanke at Federal Reserve Board

 

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PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer OAK BLUFFS, Mass.

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he wants to keep Ben Bernanke on as Fed chairman, saying he shepherded America through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. "Ben approached a financial system on the verge of collapse with calm and wisdom; with bold action and out-of-the-box thinking that has helped put the brakes on our economic freefall," said Obama, with Bernanke standing by his side. "Almost none of the decisions he or any of us made have been easy." Obama made the announcement while on vacation on the isla...



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