Fed faces a dilemma as the economy remains weak

09/16/2010 | Washington Post, The

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues are set to meet next week to consider efforts to bolster the fragile economic recovery. Policymakers are not expected to take any action Tuesday, but they likely will debate whether they should buy hundreds of billions of dollars in bonds in November or December, this article reports. Two major issues facing the Fed are whether the weak recovery will continue into 2011 and whether pouring money into the economy would be worth the risk.

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