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Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, smiles after finishing her confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Yellen, 67, is expected to be confirmed by the Democratic-controlled Senate before Bernanke steps down in January. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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