Janet Yellen Is About to Be the Most Powerful Woman in the World

Her words will move markets around the globe. Her term will outlast that of the president who nominated her.

Economist Janet Yellen smiles as US President Barack Obama announces her nomination for as Federal Reserve chairman at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 9, 2013. Yellen, 67, will be the first woman ever to lead the Fed, and is widely expected to sustain Bernanke's focus on supporting the US economy until joblessness can be brought down.  
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