After the Federal Reserve announces its latest monetary policy decision, Chairman Ben Bernanke will have to face the media and answer for the Fed's actions.

It marks Bernanke's first press conference immediately following a Fed policy-making meeting, and he's sure to get some tough questions.

Why isn't the economy healing faster? And how are the Fed's actions going to fix it?

Here's a look at what the Fed has done since the recession hit, and how it's working out so far.

Do you have your own question for Bernanke? Send it to us at realstories@cnnmoney.com, and you could be part of an upcoming story.



Last updated May 11 2011: 4:02 PM ET

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