Mr Bernanke told US congressmen that the American economy was in better health than a year ago, but warned that a sudden end to the fiscal stimulus package would jeopardise that recovery.
Nationwide has increased its share of the British mortgage market to a record level, helped by government-funded programmes to support housebuyers, such as the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.
Damp squib or analytical pragmatism? That was the verdict being weighed up by observers on Wednesday, as Britain's two part-nationalised banks - Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group - told the market they would not need to raise fresh ...
Less than a week after Wm Morrison unveiled its long-awaited tie-up with Ocado, one of the supermarket's biggest shareholders sold out.
The amount of food bought by Britons has dropped to its lowest in nearly ten years as shoppers shun the high street amid cold weather and the uncertain economy, according to official figures.