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Janet Yellen: A Look Back

Yellen’s resignation cuts short a term as Fed governor which would have extended to 2024. Her departure marks the end of a controversial term which saw the Fed greatly swell its balance sheet.

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Then, Now, and Later

According to Fed Chair Janet Yellen, today's financial system is a safer one thanks, in large part, to the Great Recession—as well as the reforms that followed it. Read on to see Yellen's full remarks.

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Fed Chair Calls for Looser Regulations

Janet Yellen sat in the hot seat in front of the Senate Thursday, completing the second half of her semi-annual testimony. What recommendations did she give the committee, and did they fall in line with recent calls by politicians in the CHOICE act?

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FOMC Hikes Interest Rates; Will Mortgage Rates Follow?

The Fed has voted for the second time this year to raise interest rates, a decision that was hinted at back in March by Janet Yellen, FOMC Board of Governors Chair. The FOMC is of the opinion that waiting too long to scale back accommodations could potentially cause a rapid increase in rates, which could disrupt the market and send the economy into another recession. It is currently unclear how the hike in interest rates will affect mortgage rates.

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