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Janet Yellen, right, is sworn as Federal Reserve Chairman by the Fed’s board governor, Daniel Tarullo, at the Federal Reserve Building on February 3, 2013, in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP Photo)

Yellen sworn in as Fed chair in brief ceremony

Yellen sworn in as Fed chair in brief ceremony

Washington, AP—Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history. Yellen, who was confirmed by the Senate last month, was sworn in by Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, the senior member of...
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Janet Yellen, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, defends the Fed’s stimulus policies as she testifies at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 (AP)

Obama nominates Yellen to succeed Bernanke at Fed

Washington, AP—In a history-making selection, President Barack Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, a critical post as the nation continues its fitful economic recovery. If confirmed she would be the first woman to lead the powerful...