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Bernanke's Legacy at Fed: Still a Lagging Indicator .

"Mr. Bernanke, who turns 58 on Tuesday—which is also the Fed's last policy meeting of the year—is entering what are likely to be the final, critical stages of his own deployment as head of the central bank. His second four-year term ends in January 2014, leaving him two years to finish the job. Many friends and colleagues say they doubt he would want a third term. Republicans have promised to retire him. GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wants to fire him.'