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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Janet Yellen

Jul 30, 2014 — The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.
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Mar 31, 2014 — What may seem like bad news from the central bank chief — "the recovery still feels like a recession to many Americans" — was good news to investors trying to gauge the Fed's next move. Here's why.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Citing "softness" in the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed will try to determine if the results are a new trend or are related to this winter's intense cold and storms.
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Feb 11, 2014 — The central bank's new chair makes her first appearance before Congress since being confirmed. She'll also say that the economy picked up speed last year and will likely continue to grow at a "moderate pace" this year and next.
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Feb 3, 2014 — Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
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Jan 6, 2014 — Janet Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.
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Dec 20, 2013 — Janet Yellen would be the first woman to head the central bank. On Friday, the Senate voted to head off any potential filibuster of her nomination. A confirmation vote is scheduled for Jan. 6.
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Nov 21, 2013 — If confirmed by the full Senate in December, Janet Yellen would become the first woman to lead the central bank. She's currently the Fed's vice chairman. Analysts do not expect major policy shifts after the departure of current Chairman Ben Bernanke.
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Nov 21, 2013 — Fresh data signal that the labor market is at least holding steady and that inflation remains in check. In other major economic news Thursday, Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve is expected to be OK'd by the Senate Banking Committee.
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Nov 14, 2013 — Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle in her path to become the next chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, after a Senate Banking Committee hearing went smoothly Thursday. The most difficult questions centered on the Fed's stimulus efforts.
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