This Woman Could Very Well Replace Ben Bernanke -- So Who Is She?

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JANET YELLEN
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With Ben Bernanke's term as chairman of the Federal Reserve up at the end of January, 2014, the speculation about the identity of his successor is starting in earnest. Two recent articles in The Economist and at the Washington Post's Wonkblog have both made Janet Yellen, who is currently Bernanke's number two on the Fed's board of governors, the firm favorite for the job. Slate's Matt Yglesias reckons her accession isn't even in doubt, saying bluntly, "it'll be Janet Yellen."

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