Ben Bernanke is the man of the year, apparently. (Yeah, and Nickelback's the band of the decade. Hey, don't look at me; ask Billboard.)

Time magazine, after mulling over finalists such as President Obama (again), Steve Jobs (are we sure he's still alive?) and the Chinese worker (not touching that one), settled on a fed chairman who's struggling to hold on to the country's jobs, as well as his own.

Bernanke earned the mag's top honor this year, because ""he is the most important player guiding the world's most important economy." And, in case, you haven't noticed, the economy's been in the news a lot lately.

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