WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke Friday reemphasized his concern about high unemployment and home foreclosures, while making no mention of inflation, in a speech on “community development.”

Two days after holding a press conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Bernanke did not talk about monetary policy per se, but the thrust of his remarks reinforced his Wednesday message that the Fed needs to keep monetary policy “highly accommodative” for the indefinite future.

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