NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sometimes there appears to be more turbulence on the ground than in the air. Right now one of the most turbulent subjects is the federal government and the question of the U.S. fiscal malaise.The nation's monetary policies are entrusted to the Federal Reserve. On Tuesday, Chairman Ben Bernanke urged Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to abort the looming possibility of tax increases and spending cuts that could lead to a recession next year.
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