The Federal Reserve's Aug. 10 meeting was one of the most contentious to take place during Chairman Ben Bernanke's tenure. Fed officials debated whether to change the way the central bank manages its securities portfolio. It might seem to be a technical issue, but it could have major implications, according to The Wall Street Journal. Making a change would mean the Fed is returning to the market and signal that more monetary-policy easing could be on the horizon.

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