Stocks Hit 2012 High

    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26:  Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 26, 2012 in New York City. The market soared to a 12-month high after comments made by Ben Bernanke regarding the economy.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    Huzzah! Stocks around the world jumped to their highest point so far this year after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed would continue measures to support economic growth. The news was welcomed in Europe, where stocks continued a two-day rise, as well as in Asia and on Wall Street. Analysts predict that the “easy monetary policy” Bernanke espoused will help the U.S. housing market and strengthen investor confidence.

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