WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that President Obama told a meeting of Senate Democrats that he is reviewing a number of candidates as a potential chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to succeed Ben Bernanke next year and has not yet narrowed the field.

In comments to reporters after Obama left the meeting with Senate Democrats, Reid said the president indicated that he has a "long list of people he's talking to" as a possible successor to Bernanke.

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