When President Barack Obama was elected in November, bankers, economists and other industry observers began speculating whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would get to keep his job. Many assumed Lawrence Summers, Mr. Obama's top economic adviser, was poised to succeed Mr. Bernanke when his term expires in January. However, experts think Mr. Obama might reappoint Mr. Bernanke because he has been hailed for his work during the financial crisis.

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