Readout of Fed meeting may highlight potential policy dilemma

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By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will release a readout of its April policy meeting, an event already overrun by data showing disappointing jobs growth and a spike in inflation that has kicked a debate about whether the U.S. central bank is off course into high gear. Fed officials have pledged to keep their ultra-loose, crisis-fighting policies in place, betting that the unexpected surge in consumer prices last month stems from temporary forces that will ease on their own, and that the U.S. jobs market needs far more time to get people back to work. C…

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