More from Bernanke's prepared testimony: The overall gist is less dovish than those hoping for...

|By:, SA News Editor

More from Bernanke's prepared testimony: The overall gist is less dovish than those hoping for more Fed candy may have hoped. He says the "apparent slowing" in the labor market may have much to do with seasonal adjustment issues and the weather. Consumer sentiment: Up from last year. Exports: Holding up well despite Europe. Energy: Lower prices providing lift to purchasing power.