U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifying on Capitol Hill this month about how the U.S. economy still needs the assistance of the Fed. At the end of March, however, the agency plans to stop purchasing mortgage-backed securities.
Shana Berenzweig holds Wills, a friend's son whom she babysits to make extra money while looking for a full-time job. Berenzweig graduated with a master's degree two years ago.
Courtesy of Shana Berenzweig