Challenges Await New Federal Reserve Chair

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will preside over his last interest-rate meeting Tuesday after more than 18 years in the post. Waiting in the wings is his successor, economist Ben Bernanke.

In Depth

Read a Greenspan timeline, see a snapshot of the economy during his era at the Fed and preview the challenges his successor will face.

Steve Inskeep talks with David Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal.

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