Fed chair Yellen to skip this year's Jackson Hole conference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will not attend the annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this August, CNBC reported Tuesday.

The annual conference is arranged by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and has been used at times as a venue by U.S. central bank officials for communicating shifts in their view of the economic outlook or likely path of bank policy.