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Obama Says Bernanke Has Stayed at Fed ‘Longer Than He Wanted’

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama said in an interview Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stayed in his post "longer than he wanted."

"Ben Bernanke's done an outstanding job," Obama said in an interview with Charlie Rose that aired Monday.

When Rose asked about nominating him for another term subject to Senate approval, the president said "he's already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to."

The interview can be found here.

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