Bernanke has a beard and is, therefore, the untrustworthy sort. So we would not put too much stock (heh) in this:
"From a technical perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point," he said, adding that "it's still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time, as many people will still find that their job security and their employment status is not what they wish it was."
From a technical perspective, our schools are too broke to buy pencils. From a technical perspective, the airline industry's losing $11 billion.From a technical perspective, Americans have been forced to take to the Wal-Mart electronics section to watch their pornography.