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A Sneak Preview of Janet Yellen’s Treasury

A familiar face in Washington, she is back to take the reins of the U.S. economy.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

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The U.S. doesn’t just have a new president this week. The world’s largest economy is also getting a new Treasury Secretary, albeit a familiar face, in Janet Yellen. Host Stephanie Flanders talks with Bloomberg’s U.S. Treasury reporter Chris Condon, who listened in to Yellen’s confirmation hearing for a sneak preview of what her reign at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue might look like.

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