Fed review finds no evidence of deliberate leaks from interest-rate policy meeting in 2012

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An investigation by the Federal Reserve has found no evidence that market-sensitive information was deliberately leaked from its interest-rate policy meeting in September 2012.

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The Fed said in a summary of its investigation, provided to Congress on Monday, that any information disclosed on the views of Fed policymakers appeared "unintentional or careless" and did not contain details of policy proposals.

Lawmakers in recent weeks have asked the Fed for the results of its probe, which was begun in October 2012 at the request of then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and completed in March 2013. The summary was submitted Monday in response to those requests.

The Fed inspector general, an independent watchdog, has been reviewing the handling of the internal probe amid allegations of possible impropriety cited by a key Republican lawmaker.