WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday federal officials already have the tools on hand to prop up banks that need additional capital and again pushed back against fears of nationalization.

"There's not any need to do any radical change, rather we can use the tools we have to make sure that those banks are behaving in a way that's both good for business in terms of long-term viability but while also supporting the economy in terms of lending going forward," Bernanke told the House Financial Services Committee.

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