Fed Politics in Spotlight as Yellen Cornered by Lawmaker

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  • Republican asks if Fed’s Brainard has conflict of interest
  • Brainard not been in conversations with either campaign: Fed

Yellen: I've Never Seen Politics Enter Fed Policy Debate

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s defense of the central bank as non-partisan came under attack on Wednesday, as a Republican congressman cornered her on whether a key policy maker would have a conflict of interest in discussing a post in the next U.S. president’s administration.

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