Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to lead the central bank for another four years will be considered by the Senate Banking Committee on Dec. 3, Sen. Chris Dodd, the panel's chairman, said Friday.

Though the Senate is ultimately expected to sign off of Bernanke's nomination, the Fed chief is expected to face tough questioning. When President Obama nominated Bernanke to another term in August, Dodd noted "serious differences" he has held with the Fed.

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