Is Ben Bernanke Right that the Recession is Over?

Was Ben Bernanke correct to declare a likely end to the recession?

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On Tuesday, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, announced that "the recession is very likely over at this point," yet noted that unemployment may continue to rise. The recession, which began in December 2007, has been recorded as the worst since the Great Depression. In technical economic terms, Bernanke and other leading experts say it's finished, as GDP begins to rise. Yet, in reality, Americans continue to face job losses and empty wallets. What do you think? Did efforts to turn around the economy work? Is the recession really over in our country? Post your thoughts below.

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