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Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, center, and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, front right, arrive at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the IMF in Washington. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability. “I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are ...

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Yellen greatly concerned by widening inequality

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich and everyone ...

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Yellen: Fed monitoring recent economic data

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted Thursday that some recent economic data have pointed to weaker-than-expected gains in consumer spending and job growth. She said the Fed will be watching to see whether the slowdown proves only a ...

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Yellen: Expect continuity at the Fed

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought Tuesday to reassure investors that she will embrace the approach to interest-rate policy that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, pursued before he stepped down as chairman last month. Yellen told Congress that if ...

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Yellen faces challenges as Fed trims bond buys

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape from the one that dominated Ben Bernanke’s tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well. Bernanke’s eight years leading the ...

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