John Ydstie John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for NPR for nearly three decades.
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Janet Yellen smiles as President Obama announces her nomination for Federal Reserve chairwoman on Oct. 9. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job

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Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about the Federal Reserve's first and next century on Thursday at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Bernanke's Fed Legacy: A Tenure Full Of Tough Decisions

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Global Economic Recovery To Keep Strengthening

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Alcoa To Pay $384 Million Penalty For Bahrain Bribes

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In 2012, Health Care Costs Grow More Slowly Than U.S. Economy

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Fed To Dial Back Its Bond-Buying Stimulus Program

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Federal Reserve To Cut Stimulus By $10 Billion A Month

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On Tuesday, Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting where many analysts expect they will announce a reduction in the central bank's $85 billion monthly stimulus. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Unemployment Drops To Five-Year Low

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The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time last week. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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