Leading the week

Federal Reserve Meeting
On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will head to Jackson Hole for the annual symposium, but it is unlikely any major policy decisions will be made.

“I’m not particularly confident there’s going to be some big hint about the direction of policy. We’ve already had a lot of chatter about this. He doesn’t seem to like to signal too much in advance,” Tim Duy, an economics professor at the University of Oregon, told Reuters.

Read Bernanke’s 2011 Jackson Hole Speech

Syria
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is seeking a regional solution to the crisis in Syria, but his plan is unnerving some Western nations for its inclusion of Iran in future talks.

ChinaForbes contributor Gordon Chang is sounding the alarm bells concerning Chinese manufacturing, saying that “signs for the remainder of the year are, unfortunately, uniformly bad.”

Government Reform
For voters in search of ways to reform government, the answers may be found in the states and not on the Federal level, says .

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