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updated: 12/12/2012 1:44 PM

Fed sends clearer signal on keeping rates low

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  • In this June 9, 2010, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, right, listens with president of the Federal Reserve of Richmond, Jeffrey Lacker, left, at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Va.

    In this June 9, 2010, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, right, listens with president of the Federal Reserve of Richmond, Jeffrey Lacker, left, at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Va.
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The Federal Reserve sent its clearest signal to date Wednesday that it will keep interest rates super-low to boost the U.S. economy even after the job market has improved significantly.

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