Unemployment held steady at a relatively low 5.3%
"The economy has made further progress"
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The Fed kept the engine from stalling. Getting it to speed again will be harder
Why America Can’t Kick Its Painkiller Problem The price we pay for relief Will This Be America’s Next Economic Crisis? The Fed kept the engine from stalling...
The 56-year-old chairman of the Fed is TIME's 2009 Person of the YearPhotographs by Dan Winters for TIME
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The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. How the mild-mannered man who runs the Federal Reserve prevented an economic...