September 15, 2009 1:38 PM

Bernanke: Recession is over, but tough times will linger

The deep recession that has gripped the U.S. economy by the throat since December 2007 is "very likely over at this point," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said on Tuesday. However, Bernanke painted a picture of an underperforming economy well into next year.

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