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Senate approves Janet Yellen as Fed chair

Monday, January 06, 2014 - 00:28

Jan. 6 - With a vote of 56 to 26, the Senate approves Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.S. Senate kicks off its 2014 session and made history by approving Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, with a vote of 56 to 26. Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term ends on January 31. Yellen has been an unwavering advocate of the Fed's aggressive steps to boost the U.S. economy as it struggled to emerge from a severe economic recession.

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Senate approves Janet Yellen as Fed chair

Monday, January 06, 2014 - 00:28