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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)

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Sen. Rand Paul says his aim is not trying to kill Janet Yellen's nomination, but is to focus the country on the need for greater accountability at the Fed.

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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)