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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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  • Janet Yellen to be named Fed chief, first woman in post

    October 9, 2013 | 10:52 am

    Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is expected to be named the central bank’s chairwoman — the first woman to serve in the post.

    Various media reported Wednesday that President Obama would make the announcement of Yellen’s ascension to Fed chief on...