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Fed Isn't Too Worried About Weak Economic Growth, Will Cut Stimulus Further

Reuters | By Howard Schneider and Michael Flaherty | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday looked past a dismal reading on first quarter U.S. economic growth and announced a c...

Putting People First: The Yellen Era Begins at the Fed

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Heidi Hartmann

There were several parts of the speech that revealed something about where her passions lie, and how the Yellen era at the Fed is likely to differ from previous tenures.

Whether or Not It's the Weather

Michael Pento | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

Growth in the U.S. is slowing, along with Asia and emerging market economies. This is occurring under the context of a continued reduction of Fed asset purchases. Meanwhile, U.S. market strategist are busy looking at the weather charts trying to find excuses.

Yellen Uneasy About Job Market

Reuters | Jonathan Spicer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the labor market recovery is "far from complete" despite a drop in unemp...

Janet Yellen To Speak Publicly For The First Time As Fed Chair Tuesday

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen can expect global financial markets to scrutinize her first public remarks since taking over th...

Janet Yellen Wants To Be Called 'Chair', Not 'Chairwoman'

Posted 02.04.2014 | Women

Janet Yellen, now one of the most powerful people in the world, is notoriously private -- but clearly a badass. The newly appointed chair of the Fe...

Janet Yellen Sworn In As First Woman Fed Chair

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year his...

My Meeting With Janet Yellen

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Cherno Jobatey

Janet Yellen is a professional politician in every sense. She is definitely not your old university kind of economist who can speak only in numbers and statistics.

Obama Praises Yellen As 'Fierce Champion' For American People

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing the confirmation of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. He ...

New Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen in Her Own Words

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alison Fitzgerald January 6, 2014 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan inves...

Janet Yellen Confirmed By Senate As First Female Fed Chair

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve on Monday. Yellen, who is succeeding Ben Bernanke, has been vice c...

Graham's Plane Makes Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) tweeted Monday that a plane he was taking to Washington, D.C. had to make an emergency landing. Graham was f...

Laura Bassett

How Women Spiked Larry Summers And Made Janet Yellen The Most Powerful Person In The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The writing was on the wall for Larry Summers. It was more than a year before he withdrew his name from consideration for chairmanship of the Federal ...

Senate Poised To Confirm Janet Yellen As Fed Chair

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate, kicking off its 2014 session on Monday, intends to waste no time making history as it moves to approv...

Senate May Vote On Janet Yellen In Rare Saturday Session

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate set debate to begin on Friday on President Barack Oba...

Key Republican Throws Support Behind Yellen For Fed Chair

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support...

Yellen: Stronger Job Growth A Fed Imperative

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Alister Bull and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday robustly defended the Feder...

Rand Paul Threatens Janet Yellen Nomination

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has threatened to block the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported Friday. Citing a source c...

Nearly Half Of Americans Don't Know Who Janet Yellen Is

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman and Emily Swanson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

She may be poised to become the most powerful woman in U.S. history, but many Americans don’t know who Janet Yellen is. In a recent HuffPost/YouG...

Jillian Berman

Janet Yellen's Nomination Just Changed The Game For Economists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business

When Barbara Bergmann graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D in economics in 1959, she was one of about three women in her class of 50. Her male colleague...

Obama Nominates Yellen As Fed Chair

Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his decision to nominate Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. "The next chair will help guide ...

Yellen for Fed Chair

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I've found her analysis of the problems in the recent and current economy uniquely clear and persuasive. It's not over 'til it's over, and it hasn't started yet, but I suspect she'll be approved by the Senate.

Markets Respond To Yellen News: 'Thank God'

Reuters | Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central ...

Obama To Announce Yellen For Fed Chair

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama plans to announce his nomination of Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen for the central bank's leading role, the Wall ...

White House Official: Yellen's The Front-Runner For Fed

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

* Strong indication she is likely nominee * Nomination could come as soon as next week * Current Fed chief Bernanke sile...