Bernanke says stronger economy means Fed could slow bond buying this year, end it next year

  • Article by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer
  • Updated: June 19, 2013 - 7:10 PM

WASHINGTON — In a move that could send interest rates higher, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Federal Reserve will likely slow its bond-buying program this year and end it next year because the economy is strengthening.

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