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Janet Yellen: Is the Fed’s new boss up to the job?

America in her hands

By Beth Ann Bovino  

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When most people take a new job, they prepare a to-do list of their goals and immediate priorities. Rarely, though, is the list as long as Janet Yellen’s, as she prepares to take over as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, with her first policy meeting as chair in March.

Yellen, 67, formerly the Chairman of the regional San Francisco Fed, will occupy the most important position in the US and global economy; her decisions could have immediate effects on borrowers, businesses and governments around the world.


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