Bernanke's fluid inflation tone bemuses Wall St.

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke seemed remarkably unruffled last week by recent signs that inflation is accelerating, according to this article by Reuters.

The fledgling Fed chief said he felt inflation would be clipped by the expected slowdown in economic growth, despite soaring energy prices, it says.

"Some analysts were surprised to see him take such a laissez-faire approach toward inflation, particularly since the Fed's own forecasts for underlying price trends were revised higher in

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