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Rally fades after Fed chairman’s comments

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Investors didn’t hear what they wanted from Ben Bernanke. An early rally faded after the Fed chairman signaled no immediate steps to stoke economic growth. A report that credit card use fell ­also took steam out of the market. Bank stocks lost ground after the Fed said it wants them to set aside a bigger cushion against unexpected losses.

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