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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen waits for a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

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BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

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How Trump's Corporate Tax Cut Is Playing Out For Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart Says It Will Boost Wages, Give Bonuses With New Savings From Tax Law

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Rainer Stutzel of Beko Technologies stands beside a catalytic converter that cleans compressed air systems. The company exports its products around the world. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Germany's Export Machine Draws Both Envy And Ire

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Apprentice industrial clerk Henrik Tillmann assembles a valve for a commercial aircraft galley kitchen at Hebmuller Aerospace near Dusseldorf, Germany. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

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Yvonne Schmittenberg holds a tray of weld nuts produced by Schmittenberg Metal Works. They're used in the automotive industry. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will step down in February, has said she thinks the forces that have been holding inflation down are temporary and that she expects it will soon be on the rise again. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

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Jerome Powell, nominated to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, testifies Tuesday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Pick For Fed Signals Interest Rate Hike Likely Next Month

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Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve Board. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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House Lawmakers Scheduled To Vote Thursday On Tax Overhaul

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Republicans in the House and Senate have come up with different proposals to overhaul the U.S. tax code, but both bills would add $1.5 trillion to the national debt. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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GOP Tax Cuts Expected To Push Up Nation's Debt

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