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The Wile E. Coyote question — and 4 other challenging ones for Fed Chairman Powell

There will be no shortage of topics for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s press conference on Wednesday, analysts said. The post-meeting press briefing “figures to be one of the most lively post-meeting press conference of any Fed chair seen to date,” said Richard Moody, chief economist at Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham, Ala. Is Bernanke right that the economy is Wile E. Coyote and what, if anything, can the Fed do about it?