WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released transcripts show that in the fall of 2010, officials of the Federal Reserve were worried not just about a sluggish economy but also about in-fighting at the Fed and possible leaks of sensitive information.

WASHINGTON (AP) Newly released transcripts show that in the fall of 2010, officials of the Federal Reserve were worried not just about a sluggish economy but also about in-fighting at the Fed and possible leaks of sensitive information.

The transcripts reveal that then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told members of the Fed's top policy group at a Nov. 2 meeting that he was concerned about reports of leaks to the news media and to financial market players. He also expressed concerns about Fed officials taking "very inflexible positions" in advance of Fed meetings.

Bernanke's comments came at the start of a pivotal Fed meeting when the central bank approved a second round of bond purchases in an effort to bolster an economy still struggling to recover from a deep recession.