Stocks Rise on Bernanke Comments

    Traders Louis Silk, second left, and David Silk, third left, confer at the post that handle AIG on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, March 8, 2012. Stocks market gains accelerated Thursday on indications that a deal to restructure Greece's debt would succeed. That overshadowed a small increase in applications for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Stocks rallied early Monday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said that he would continue supportive monetary policies even as more people go back to work. Major indexes rose more than 1 percent. “Further significant improvements in the unemployment rate will likely require a more rapid expansion of production and demand from consumers and businesses,” Bernanke told the National Association for Business Economics Monday morning.

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