Economy

April 3, 2009 2:44 PM

In Charlotte, Bernanke says rescues were 'essential'

Speaking at a conference in Charlotte today, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank's aggressive actions to fight the financial crisis have more than doubled the Fed's balance sheet but were "essential."

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