U.S. shares rebounded at the end of the week ahead of Bernanke's speech at the American Economic Association in in Philadelphia at 2:30 p.m. Bernanke, who will end his term as a Chairman of the Fed on January 31 , will probably talk about the strength of the economy, where the most recent report has showed progress. The Fed announced last month that it would start tapering stimulus from January until nothing by the end of 2014. As of 09:50 EST , Dow Jones rose 0.34% to 16497.99 points, and NASDAQ gained 0.13% to 4148 points. Standard and Poor's surged 0.18% to reach 1835.19 points, to rebound from its lowest level in three weeks, as of 09:35 EST .
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