Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Americans' wealth dipped about 0.5 percent in the April-June quarter as a drop in stock prices more than offset a gain in home values. Yet since June, a resurgent stock market has jumped about 7 percent; more than reversing last quarter's 3 percent drop in stock prices.
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published Thursday, September 20th, 2012