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Senate To Vote On Yellen's Fed Nomination

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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.

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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.

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