New broom at the Fed: 10 facts about Janet Yellen

Later today President Barack Obama will nominate the first female chairman of the Federal Reserve, the biggest central bank. Here are ten things to know about Janet Yellen.

9th October, 2013
Janet Yellen.

Later today President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the biggest central bank. Here are ten things to know about the woman who will soon be setting US interest rates:

**1** When nominated and confirmed, she will become the first female chairperson in the history of the Federal Reserve, which was founded in 1913.

**2** She is a dove on monetary policy, which means she is more worried about high unemployment...

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