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Ten Facts About Janet Yellen, the Woman Who Could Run the Fed

Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, on April 16
Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, on April 16Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

(Editor’s Note: In this post written at the outset of speculation over the next leader of the Fed, we looked at the background of a candidate who has now moved to the forefront with the withdrawal of Larry Summers.)

With Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term expiring at the end of January 2014, attention is turning to Vice Chair Janet Yellen as a possible successor.