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  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board.
  • Janet Yellen expected to be confirmed by Senate as Fed chief Monday

    Janet Yellen expected to be confirmed by Senate as Fed chief Monday
    WASHINGTON -- Senators on Monday are expected to confirm Janet L. Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, scheduling a late afternoon vote that could be the closest ever for a leader of the central bank. Yellen, 67, a former UC Berkeley...

    New Iran sanctions could push U.S. toward war, White House warns

    WASHINGTON -- The White House warned Congress on Tuesday that slapping new sanctions on Iran could sink international negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program and send America on a “march to war.” In the latest ratcheting up of...

    Five things to watch for at Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing

    Five things to watch for at Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- The last time Janet L. Yellen faced a Senate confirmation hearing, she shared the witness table with two other nominees for about 90 minutes, answered a handful of relatively mild questions and was on her way to an easy confirmation to be...

    New signs of tension between U.S. and Israel over Iran talks

    New signs of tension between U.S. and Israel over Iran talks
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s dispute with Israel over Iran intensified Wednesday, even as Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to visit Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions that could disrupt pending...