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Federal Reserve Board Governor Tarullo administers the oath of office to new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington

Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) administers the oath of office to new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen (R) at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

Janet Yellen

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Janet Yellen was sworn on February 3, 2014, to a term as chair of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement.

Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke to become the first woman to head the Fed. Her term as chair ends February 3, 2018. (Reuters)


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