Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers opening remarks ...
Nov 9th, 2011
(Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers opening remarks at a conference on "Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery" at the Federal Reserve in Washington, November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS HEADSHOT) -
By Luciana Lopez and Aruna Viswanatha REUTERS - Standard & Poor's asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department civil fraud lawsuit against the rating agency, arguing the statements that underpin the government's case are too vague and therefore can't be used to prove fraud. The United States had accused th... [Full Article]
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