Ben Bernanke
  •  In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, file photo, Travis Goodman fishes on Flat Creek, near Jackson, Wyo. Every August, the world’s financial markets shift their attention from the centers of global commerce to a mountain valley in northwest Wyoming. The event now draws dozens of the biggest names in economics and finance.

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Every August, the world's financial markets shift their attention from the centers of global commerce — New York, London, Tokyo — to a mountain valley in northwest Wyoming. On Friday, they will hear a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    So how did Jackson Hole, Wyo., come to wield such outsize importance in global economic affairs?

    In a word, trout.

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