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In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

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Trump's Flip-Flops On Economics Move Policies Toward The Status Quo

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Federal Reserve policymakers left rates unchanged, saying they were worried about job growth and did not want higher rates to affect hiring. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen needs to chart a course for the U.S. economy past Brexit, a potential banking crisis in China and other financial obstacles. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

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Toyota cars for sale are parked at a dealership in Danvers, Mass. Federal Reserve policymakers left rates unchanged Wednesday, which should keep down the costs of car loans and other borrowing. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

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An employee prepares to install the hood on a vehicle at a General Motors plant in Arlington, Texas. Federal Reserve policymakers say recent indicators point to a strengthening labor market. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen listens to questions during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Delivering the Federal Reserve's semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the House Committee, Yellen aired caution about global economic conditions. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced its first rate increase in more than 9 years. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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