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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- Comments in testimony to Congress by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke helped pushed stocks to small gains on Wednesday.

Bernanke saying that the U.S. central bank had no firm timetable for cutting back on bond purchases.

The Fed would consider reducing stimulus if the economy improves, but Bernanke emphasized to Congress that the reductions were "by no means on a preset course."

The central bank is currently buying $85 billion of bonds a month to keep interest rates low and encourage borrowing.

Investors have been worried that Fed was poised to start easing back on that stimulus before the economy had recovered.

Fidelity eyes $3M expansion in Little Rock

Here in Arkansas, some encouraging jobs news. Fidelity National Information Services Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., which handles payment processing and call center customer service functions for banks and other big companies, is planning to hire up to 200 people at its Little Rock campus.

Fidelity, which already employs 966 people on North Rodney Parham Road, is investing $3 million to hire those workers and build out work stations and new space for them.

Two executives with company telling Arkansas Business that they hope to have employs in place by the end of the year.

On Tuesday, the Little Rock city council gave its blessing for Fidelity to receive incentives for the expansion through the Arkansas Tax Back program.

Reynolds Foundation gives Arkansas Discovery Network $3.5M

And finally, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation on Wednesday awarding a $3.5 million grant to the Arkansas Discovery Network, a network of seven Arkansas museums that promotes interactive learning for children.

The foundation has given the museum collaborative almost $14 million since the network was launched in 2006.

The latest grant will continue support for the network's 40-ft. mobile museum truck, which delivers hands-on science education exhibits to rural areas Arkansas.

The grant will also helps underserved schools visit partner museums.

And finally, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation on Wednesday awarding a $3.5 million grant to the Arkansas Discovery Network -- a network of seven Arkansas museums that promotes interactive learning for children.

The foundation has given the museum collaborative almost $14 million since the network was launched in 2006.

The latest grant will continue support for the network's 40-ft. mobile museum truck, which delivers hands-on science education exhibits to rural areas Arkansas.

The grant will also helps underserved schools visit partner museums.

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