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    Yellen is handed reins to Fed in bumpy ride to end stimulus

    With the Senate's approval Monday of Janet Yellen to become the first female Federal Reserve chair at the end of the month, she takes on the difficult mission of smoothly ending the unprecedented $4 trillion of stimulus programs launched by her predecessor, Ben S. Bernanke.


  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair nominee Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination. Democrats begin a drive this week to muscle a half dozen of President Barrack Obama's Republican-opposed nominees through the Senate after clamping shackles on traditional minority party rights in last month's power play against the GOP. Republicans, however, still have some tools for grinding the Senate's work to an excruciatingly slow crawl. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Senate confirms Yellen as next Fed chairman

    The Senate Monday voted 56 to 27 to confirm Federal Reserve Board vice chairman Janet Yellen as the next chairman, succeeding Ben S. Bernanke when he departs Jan. 30.


  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Fed will begin to reduce bond purchases by $10 billion in January because of a stronger U.S. job market.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    LAMBRO: Faint hope from dodgy economic numbers

    The Federal Reserve's long-delayed decision to start pulling back from its multi-trillion-dollar stimulus program was filled with self-doubts about the still-shaky Obama economy.


  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Fed will begin to reduce bond purchases by $10 billion in January because of a stronger U.S. job market.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Federal Reserve surprises with pullback on bond stimulus plan

    Citing underlying strength in the recovering U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve surprised world financial markets Wednesday by cutting back its bond purchase program by $10 billion a month in 2014.


  • POWELL: The Fed's scandalous monetary policy

    As the vote on Obamacare approached in 2010 — a year when the budget deficit was a staggering $1.3 trillion — the Democratic majority ignored the opposition's concerns about the costs and unintended consequences of restructuring the entire health care system.


  • Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to succeed Ben S. Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, heads to Capitol Hill on Thursday for her confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Banking Committee. Ms. Yellen, a labor economist, is the current vice chairwoman at the Fed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Yellen to call for no change in Fed policy

    Janet Yellen, President Obama's pick to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, is vowing to maintain the central bank's ultra-easy policies on interest rates until she sees more convincing growth in the economy and job market, in prepared testimony to be delivered at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.


  • Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, smiles as President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, where the president announced he is nominating Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama makes it official: Yellen to head Fed

    From Capitol Hill to Wall Street, Janet Yellen is receiving strong early support as she looks to take over for Ben S. Bernanke as the first chairwoman of the Federal Reserve starting in 2014.


  • President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, a loyal lieutenant of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, to become the first woman to head the century-old central bank on Wednesday.

    Fed future: Janet Yellen to be nominated as Ben Bernanke's replacement

    President Obama on Wednesday will nominate Janet Yellen, a loyal lieutenant of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and an economist dedicated to improving the nation's job prospects, to become the first woman to head the century-old central bank.


  • EDITORIAL: The too-powerful Fed

    President Obama is been shopping for a replacement for the chairman of the Federal Reserve, to be installed once Ben S. Bernanke rides into the sunset in January. Given the names floated so far, the printers where the currency presses are shouldn't count on a break any time soon.


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