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Bernanke Takes Fed’s Message to Texas
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke took his message about the U.S. economy to military servicemen, making a pre-Veteran’s Day visit to the Fort Bliss headquarters for the Army’s 1st Armored Division and urging soldiers to combat high unemployment by focusing on training and education.

The placement of a central banker in a room full of soldiers is unusual. But unemployment is a growing problem for servicemen returning from war. Moreover, Mr. Bernanke has been campaigning for more than two years to open the Fed up to a broader audience. In addition to speaking the group, he greeted about 250 soldiers returning on a pre-dawn flight from Iraq deployment.

The unemployment rate was 9% in October. Among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it was 12.1% in October, up from 10.6% a year earlier.

Bernanke Takes Fed’s Message to Texas

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke took his message about the U.S. economy to military servicemen, making a pre-Veteran’s Day visit to the Fort Bliss headquarters for the Army’s 1st Armored Division and urging soldiers to combat high unemployment by focusing on training and education.

The placement of a central banker in a room full of soldiers is unusual. But unemployment is a growing problem for servicemen returning from war. Moreover, Mr. Bernanke has been campaigning for more than two years to open the Fed up to a broader audience. In addition to speaking the group, he greeted about 250 soldiers returning on a pre-dawn flight from Iraq deployment.

The unemployment rate was 9% in October. Among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it was 12.1% in October, up from 10.6% a year earlier.

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