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She May Not Be Summers, But Yellen Still Faces Hurdles In Fed Confirmation

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Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, listens at a macro policy discussion during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The IMF cut its global growth forecast and urged European policy makers to use 'aggressive' monetary policy as a second year of contraction leaves the euro area's recovery lagging behind the rest of the world. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Getty

As the favorite to succeed Ben S. Bernanke to lead the Federal Reserve, Janet L. Yellen faces no shortage of hurdles.

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