Preparing for a Post-Greenspan World Alan Greenspan chairs his last meeting of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee Tuesday and then retires from the central bank after 18 years. Observers give him generally high marks.
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Preparing for a Post-Greenspan World

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Preparing for a Post-Greenspan World

Preparing for a Post-Greenspan World

Preparing for a Post-Greenspan World

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Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will chair his last meeting of the Fed's Open Market Committee Tuesday and then retire from the bank after 18 years.

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.

During that time, Greenspan steered the economy through a number of crises and leaves with nearly everyone giving him high marks.

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