Bernanke says ending stimulus depends on unemployment numbers

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank could begin phasing out its bond buying this year. It won't completely end stimulus efforts unless joblessness falls from 7.6% to 7% by this time in 2014, he said. If the job market or the broader U.S. economy falls back into a slump, the central bank is ready to stop its scaledown or increase efforts to support the recovery, he said.

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