REBOUND

Stocks Rise on Bernanke Comments

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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.