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  • Here at home, Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy address as the head of the Federal Reserve Board, said the labor markets are still weak, and that it will likely take two years or more before the United States fully recovers from its recession.

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  • She expressed grave concern that the economy's 6.7 percent unemployment rate was still significantly above the jobless level the Fed considers normal.

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