Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, worked together to battle the financial crisis and ensuing economic downturn. The central bankers might be diverging in their next steps, however, as Europe's economic growth is exceeding expectations and the U.S. economic recovery is faltering. Fed officials are gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to discuss the economic outlook. They likely will hear from their global counterparts about results of the Fed's monetary policy.
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