Mitt Romney would replace Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke

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REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he would replace Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke if he wins election to the White House in November. Romney told Fox Business television that he wanted someone to lead the US central bank who is more in tune with his own economic thinking. "I would like to select… a new person to that chairman’s position, someone who shared my economic views, someone that I thought was sympathetic to the needs of our nation," Romney told the broadcaster in an interview. "And I want to make sure that the Federal Reserve focuses on maintaining the…

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