Sept. 20, 2017

What the Fed announcement means for your money

What is the Fed? What is a balance sheet — and why should you care? If you're confused about the latest Federal Reserve announcement, here's what to focus on.

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March 20, 2015

One Chart Shows How Out of Reach the American Dream Has Become

The American middle class is officially dying.
Jan. 7, 2014

11 High-Ranking Federal Posts That Have Still Never Been Held By Women

The Chair of the Federal Reserve is now occupied by a woman for the first time in its history, but the same cannot be said about these other important federal posts.
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Nov. 21, 2013

Janet Yellen, a Dove Or a Lame Duck?

The incoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve will be in charge of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history.
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Nov. 14, 2013

Yellen Confirmation Hearings: Why You Should Care About What Happens At the Fed

Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings are today, and her moment to shine has come when the Fed's role has expanded way beyond just printing money.

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Nov. 14, 2013

Janet Yellen Confirmation Hearing: Fed Chair Nominee Must Be Opposed

Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chairwoman means we should buckle up for a ride.
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Oct. 25, 2013

Audit the Fed: Rand Paul's Plan to Hold Up Yellen's Confirmation

The number of recent filibusters continues to rise, and this trend is doing more harm than good.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Janet Yellen, Mary Jo White, and Christine Lagarde Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Janet Yellen's nomination to the Federal Reserve follows several other high-profile women taking over postitions historically held by men. The old stereotypes are falling.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Mic Check: It’s Been One Year Since the Taliban Shot Malala – This is How She Became a Champion For Girls’ Education

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring a millennial take on the world's top news and a collection of links from around the web.
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Sept. 24, 2013

Janet Yellen Next Fed Chair: How She Could Keep America Out Of Another Recession

In a few months, Obama may appoint her to a position with the power to manage a large portion of America's economic policy. Can we trust her to make a positive difference?

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Sept. 16, 2013

Colorado Floods Are So Rare, They Only Come Once in 1,000 Years

10 photos show just how "Biblical" the storm that has flooded Colorado is.
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Aug. 10, 2013

Janet Yellen As Fed Chair Would Send a Powerful Message

Now that Janet Yellen is in serious contention to become Fed Chair, the conversation has been driven by gender, something which never comes up when a man is up for office.
Aug. 9, 2013

What This Children's Shirt Has to Do With the Next Chairman Of the Fed

The Children's Place recently pulled a t-shirt from its stores which suggested that girls love dance and hate math. What does this have to do with the larger debate on gender in politics?
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June 28, 2013

Ben Bernanke Retirement: Who Will Be the Next Fed Chairman? Everybody Knows, and Nobody Cares

The Federal Reserve is set to get a new chair in early 2014. The most likely candidate probably wouldn't rock the boat too much — which is a shame, because the economy could use a jolt.
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June 19, 2013

Janet Yellen: Will This Economics Superstar Be the First Female Chair of the Federal Reserve?

Janet Yellen is widely expected to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sometime this year. But do you know anything about the woman soon to be the most powerful in the world?

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April 5, 2013

Janet Yellen is the Best Choice to Replace Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke may step down next year and there is already criticism that his successor, Janet Yellen, may be "soft" on inflation. But that is exactly what we need.