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BERNANKE LOOKING SAFER

US STOCKS rose yesterday as it seemed likely that Ben Bernanke would keep his job after days of wavering support for the Federal Reserve chairman. A spokesman for President Barack Obama said he “is very confident” Bernanke will keep his job. And Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Bernanke will have “bipartisan support in the Senate”. The Dow Jones closed up 23.88 points at 10,196.86.