Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to speak in Minneapolis
Sep 8, 2011 at 9:06 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A small economic policy group is pulling off a major coup by hosting a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Bernanke's luncheon speech to the Economic Club of Minnesota on Thursday will be closely scrutinized for any hints on what steps the Fed might take at its next policymaking meeting Sept. 20-21 to stimulate the economy. A Fed report Wednesday said the economy grew only modestly in its 12 bank regions this summer.
The club's directors include three former Minnesota congressmen and several high-ranking current or retired Minnesota corporate executives.
The group says it's modeled after similar organizations such as the Economic Club of New York and the Detroit Economic Club. It says it aspires to be a leading venue for major speeches on economics and public policy.
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