But the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in the press conference after thestatement came out, suggested that the Fed may, in fact, reduce the amount of monthly purchasesif he sees sustained improvement in the economy, and specifically, when asked, he said he`slooking for sustained improvement in the job market.BEN BERNANKE, FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN: We are seeing improvement.I think one thing we would need is to make sure that this is not a temporary improvement. Sowe`ve seen periods before where we had as many as 300,000 jobs for a couple of months andthen things weaken again. So, I think an important criterion would be sustained not just theimprovement that we`ve seen, but is it going to be sustained for a number of months?LIESMAN: Significantly, to go along with that, the Federal Reserve did reduce itsoutlook for unemployment in the United States, the Fed saying that it sees unemployment fallingto 6.85 percent in 2014. That`s the first time since the Fed has been forecasting and makingthose public that it`s been below 7 percent, a quicker pace of improvement in the unemploymentrate could bring a near end to the Fed`s effort to stimulate the economy.And the Fed chairman as well for the first time made remarks about what`s going on inCyprus and the economic and financial difficulties in that small country.BERNANKE: So a lot of uncertainties and difficulties and these questions about how theway Cyprus has created, what implications it might have for other countries and the like. So, itdoes have some consequence.But having said that, you know, the vote failed and the markets are up today. And I don`t think that the impact has been enormous.LIESMAN: Finally, the Federal Reserve in its statement for the first time made mentionof fiscal restraint, which is another way of saying the sequestration that many analysts thoughtthe Fed did not think was going to happen. And Fed chairman in the press conference did saythat he has concerns that reducing federal spending could reduce economic growth.Back to you guys.