Senate Confirms Janet Yellen To Lead U.S. Federal Reserve

AP

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Janet Yellen as the next head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, replacing Ben Bernanke as the first woman ever to hold the post. The vote was 56 – 26.

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