"Federal Reserve policymakers and many of the world's other top central bankers are gathering Thursday for their annual retreat and symposium in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. They are also meeting in the shadow of looming economic and financial problems, which seem to be defying the stimulative efforts of both monetary and fiscal policy. The apt topic of this year's Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's conference is "Macroeconomic Challenges: The Decade Ahead." Following welcoming remarks Thursday night by Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will formally open the conference with an eagerly awaited Friday morning keynote address. A series of academic papers will frame the ensuing discussions." Read more. "Fed Off'ls at Jackson Hole Discuss Tough Policy Challenges" Steven K. Beckner iMarketNews.com, August 26, 2010. Image by Francesco Marino / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.