File photo of Fed Chairman Bernanke testifying on Capitol HIll in Washington

Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in this July 22, 2009 file photo. Bernanke, who helped steer the U.S. economy through its darkest days since the Great Depression, was named Time magazine’s 2009 Person of the Year on December 16, 2009. «The recession was the story of the year. Without Ben Bernanke … it would have been a lot worse,» Time managing editor Richard Stengel said in a statement. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MEDIA) :rel:d:bm:WASE5CG0QAZ01