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  • Senate confirms Yellen as Fed chairwoman

    January 7, 2014 | 9:39 am

    The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman and the third consecutive Jewish top U.S. government banker.

    Yellen was confirmed in a 56-26 vote on Monday evening. She succeeds Ben Bernanke, who followed Alan Greenspan in 2006.

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  • Fed Chief Janet Yellen’s gender bigger deal than faith

    October 16, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Janet Yellen is soft-spoken, tough, methodological, flexible — and Jewish.

    President Obama’s announcement last week that he had tapped Yellen, 67, to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve made news in part because she would be the first woman in the top spot.

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  • Obama first, Netanyahu 23rd on Forbes most powerful list

    December 6, 2012 | 9:24 am

    President Obama for the second straight year was named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine, which placed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 23rd on the list.

    The list includes 71 individuals -- one for every 100 million people on the planet.

    Other notable...

  • Netanyahu, Zuckerberg among Jews on Forbes’ most powerful list

    November 4, 2010 | 12:21 pm

    Several prominent Jewish men appear on Forbes’ latest list of the world’s most powerful people, including the Israeli prime minister.

    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, was ranked at No. 8; Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google, ranked No. 22; New York...

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