As the Group of 20 industrialized nations met in Cannes, Ben Bernanke tempered optimism in the U.S. economy with sober projections for U.S. growth. Meanwhile, lawmakers urged a debt supercommittee to reach a compromise. This and more in the week that was.
President Barack Obama stands during a family photo at the G20 Summit in Cannes, France, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Bottom row, from left are: President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea; Brazil President Dilma Rousseff; Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; Argentina President Cristina Fernandez; Chinese President Hu Jintao; French President Nicolas Sarkozy; President Barack Obama; Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono; Mexico President Felipe Calderon; South Korean President Lee Myung-bak; South Africa President Jacob Zuma. Middle row, from left are: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso; European Council President Herman Van Rompuy; Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia; Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey; Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper; British Prime Minister David Cameron; Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy; World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick; President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates; Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain; Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia; Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; Internatinal Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde; International Labor Organization Director-General Juan Somavia; OECD Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives to talk about jobs at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)