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Caroline Baum

Those Not Named Summers or Yellen Can Still Apply

Since the Federal Reserve is so concerned about communicating, why not consider a star communicator to replace Chairman Ben S. Bernanke?

Yellen or Summers?

Bookmakers handicapping the selection of Ben Bernanke's successor as Federal Reserve chairman have decided it's a two-way race between the brilliant Larry Summers ("brilliant" seems to be permanently affixed to his name) and Janet Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chairman.