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WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will begin holding news conferences four times a year to explain the Federal Reserve's interest rate decisions and its views on the economy.
 
Oil settles lower, below $106 per barrel (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:25 PM)
 
Business events scheduled for the coming week (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:25 PM)
 
Euro climbs despite possible Portugal bailout (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:23 PM)
 
Applications for unemployment aid drop slightly (AP, March 24, 2011; 11:09 AM)
 
Durable goods orders fall 0.9 percent in February (AP, March 24, 2011; 11:09 AM)
 
New home sales slowest in at least a half-century (AP, March 23, 2011; 6:44 PM)
 
Treasurys dip on lower than expected Fed buying (AP, March 23, 2011; 5:23 PM)
 
Investors flock to Japanese stocks after quake (AP, March 23, 2011; 4:39 PM)
 
In blow for BofA, Fed rejects its dividend plan (AP, March 23, 2011; 4:28 PM)
 
Bernanke says bank overhaul will help small banks (AP, March 23, 2011; 2:38 PM)
 
New homes are becoming a bad deal in weak markets (AP, March 22, 2011; 6:45 PM)
 
Dollar gains against euro on European debt worries (AP, March 22, 2011; 3:42 PM)
 
Fed says 2010 payment to government sets record (AP, March 22, 2011; 11:46 AM)
 
Carnival 1Q net income falls on higher fuel prices (AP, March 22, 2011; 11:39 AM)
 
Business Highlights (AP, March 21, 2011; 6:12 PM)
 
Past suggests little lasting harm to Japan economy (AP, March 21, 2011; 4:57 PM)
 
Euro hits 4.5-month high against dollar (AP, March 21, 2011; 3:41 PM)
 
Treasury: Will begin selling mortgage securities (AP, March 21, 2011; 12:34 PM)
 
Home sales fell 9.6 pct. in February (AP, March 21, 2011; 12:06 PM)
 
Volatile week underscores bull market's fragility (AP, March 20, 2011; 4:58 PM)
 
San Fran set to implement tough local-hire law (AP, March 19, 2011; 5:44 PM)
 
CBO: Obama understates deficits by $2.3 trillion (AP, March 19, 2011; 12:10 AM)
 
Oil prices fall as Libya promises ceasefire (AP, March 18, 2011; 4:38 PM)
 
Investors cheer dividend increases at large banks (AP, March 18, 2011; 4:31 PM)
 
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