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Bernanke draws a crowd in Evanston, says banking system is making progress

Bernanke draws a crowd in Evanston, says banking system is making progress

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says reforms made since the financial crisis will help avert a similar crisis from occurring again, but he stops short of saying the system is protected.

"I think we've made a lot of progress," he said Monday night to a large audience of students and faculty at Northwestern University still looking for assurances they won't have to again endure the panic and snowballing unemployment that occurred in 2008. Millennials, according to numerous surveys, remain concerned about jobs and paying student loans.

While the Evanston campus is known for strong turnouts for prominent figures, the Bernanke audience filled every inch of...

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