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Congress Fawned Over Bernanke, But It Mansplains To Janet Yellen

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen in February became the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve and the first woman to hold that job, and has so far run Fed polic...

Janet Yellen Stakes Out Position On Fighting Financial Stability Risks

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

By Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) - Monetary policy faces "significant limitations" as a tool to c...

Fed Chair Not Sure Whether To Call U.S. An Oligarchy Or Democracy

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that she doesn't know whether the U.S. political system is a democracy or an oligarchy, as a recent ...

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.

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...

A Different Chair

Joao Gomes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

Three aspects in particular strike me as liable to become important in the coming years. First, while much of Bernanke's personal interest and expertise was on financial markets and monetary policy, Yellen's own focus has always been more on understanding labor markets frictions and outcomes.

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...

What's All the Yellen About?

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Richard Barrington

For all the Yellen-watching going on, it is important to remember that the changeover is likely to be pretty subtle, especially at first.

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...

Yellen Advances

Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has cleared the way for Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve. Senators voted 59-34 Fr...

Economy on the Mend: Good News or Bad News?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Three pieces of seemingly good economic news dominated the headlines last week. The official unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent, its lowest level since 2008. The GDP growth rate for the third quarter was revised upwards to an impressive 3.6 percent. And while money markets briefly lurched downward out of fear that the good news would cause the Fed to slow down its program of massive bond purchase, quite possibly raising interest rates and aborting a stronger recovery, the markets quickly shook off those fears. Investors and traders evidently concluded that the economy had found a Goldilocks spot of not too cold and not too hot. Stock indexes closed the week only a shade below their historic highs. Should we be encouraged? Is this, at long last, the recovery of broadly shared prosperity we've been waiting for? Not yet, I'm afraid.

Yellen Nomination Advances

Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, s...

The Hearing: Reality, Delusion, and the Federal Reserve

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Of the likely candidates to lead the Fed, Janet Yellen was almost certainly the best of them. But that list was overly restricted by limitations - in both economic imagination and political courage.

Janet Yellen Shames GOP For Austerity, Being Terrible

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business

It looks like Janet Yellen will have no problem tackling one of Ben Bernanke's most important jobs: shaming Congress for ruining the economy. Yelle...

Yellen Stands Ground On Key Fed Policy

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Yellen stands ground on Fed policy stimulus * Critics of bond buying get few hints on tapering * Yelle...

Janet Yellen's Fed Paperwork Sent To The Senate

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that Janet Yellen's paperwork for her nomination as chair of the U.S. Federa...

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 | 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...