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Saying He’s Dispensable, Bernanke Suggests Tenure Is Winding Down

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said he has ‘‘spoken to the president a bit’’ about his future but feels no responsibility to stay at the helm until the Fed winds down its unprecedented policies to stimulate the economy.

‘‘I don’t think that I’m the only person in the world who can manage the exit,’’ Bernanke said when asked at a news conference if he had discussed his plans with President Obama. His term expires at the end of January.

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