NPR logo

Senate To Vote On Yellen's Fed Nomination

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/260118970/260118971" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Senate To Vote On Yellen's Fed Nomination

Business

Senate To Vote On Yellen's Fed Nomination

Senate To Vote On Yellen's Fed Nomination

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/260118970/260118971" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Janet Yellen is President Obama's pick to succeed Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. If Yellen is confirmed as expected on Monday, she'll take over for Bernanke at the end of this month.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a change of guard at the Fed.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GREENE: The Senate is set to vote on Janet Yellen's nomination today. She is President Obama's pick to succeed Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. If Yellen is confirmed as expected, she'll take over for Bernanke at the end of this month.

Yellen would become the first female chief in the bank's 100 year history, joining a handful of women heading central banks around the world.

Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.