Bernanke to answer questions after policy meeting

04/21/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

In a departure from past practice, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will answer questions from reporters after the central bank's policy meeting next week. The move is part of Bernanke's effort to increase transparency at the Fed. Confidence in the Fed was shaken by the global financial crisis and recession. Bernanke now faces internal disagreement. By answering questions, Bernanke will have the opportunity to assert himself over other Fed officials.

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