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Wall Street Roundup: Analyzing Ben Bernanke; keeping the exchange open

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Gold: Trading now at $1,789 an ounce, up 1.5% from Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 11,178.81, up 0.3% from Thursday.

Analyzing Ben. Fed chief Ben Bernanke finally gave his highly anticipated speech and in good oracle-like fashion, it is taking investors some time to figure out what it meant.

Faulty research. The chief executive of American International Group is complaining to a number of Wall Street banks about what their researchers are saying about the insurance giant.

Keeping open the exchange. While there is talk that Hurricane Irene will shut down New York's subways this weekend, the New York Stock Exchange is already making plans to be open on Monday morning. 

-- Nathaniel Popper

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