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Yellen: US Economy Stronger, but Still Needs Central Bank Help

The prospective chair of the powerful U.S. Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says the American economy is "significantly stronger" since the depths of the 2008 global financial crisis, but still needs support from the central bank.Yellen is facing a confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, where Republican critics of massive Fed financial support of the U.S. economy are likely to question her sharply about her past support of such policies. If confirmed by the full...

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