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. Steve Inskeep talks with David Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal.
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Challenges Await New Federal Reserve Chair

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Challenges Await New Federal Reserve Chair

Challenges Await New Federal Reserve Chair

Challenges Await New Federal Reserve Chair

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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.

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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.