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Obama expected to renominate Bernanke


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is taking a break from his Martha's Vineyard vacation today to offer Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke another four-year-stint at running the central bank.

A senior administration official says Obama plans to make the announcement Tuesday morning. In prepared remarks, Obama credits Bernanke from aggressively pulling the economy from the brink. He says Bernanke "approached a financial system on the verge of collapse with calm and wisdom."

Bernanke's renomination to a second four-year term requires Senate confirmation.

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