NEW YORK (
) -- "Ben Bernanke" is trending on the Twitter-sphere Friday after the
Chairman gave an annual speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo, in which he said the central bank wouldn't take measures to help boost the economy but said stimulus efforts would be discussed at the Fed's meeting in September.
"We expect a moderate recovery to continue and indeed to strengthen over time, the committee has marked down its outlook for the likely pace of growth over coming quarters," said Bernanke.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke
The Fed chief added that the U.S. banking system had strengthened, and that the "growth fundamentals" did not appear to have been permanently altered by the "shocks" of the past four years.
is trending on the Internet Friday after J.D. Power and Associates rated it the highest quality network among all other national wireless providers in the United States.
The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company received the highest rankings in the five U.S. regions for its voice, text and data usage in customer responses to a survey about their experiences.
Meanwhile, Verizon said on Thursday that it had taken necessary precautions to prepare for floods, power outages and downed trees, and wires from the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
is a hot search on the Web after the commercial airliner said it ordered 100
737 planes for about $8.5 billion.
The Atlanta-based company said the 2013 to 2018 deliveries would upgrade its fleet and enable it to add 100 fuel-efficient planes.
"With this next-generation Boeing aircraft, we can give our customers a superior in-flight experience while at the same time improving our shareholder returns," said CEO Richard Anderson.
-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.
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