Debt, inequality and the coronavirus: A conversation with former Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the World Bank's David Malpass

Feb 4, 2020
The panel discussion also touched on "trade unpleasantness," the slowdown in global growth and interest rates.
From left to right, David Malpass, Janet Yellen and Kai Ryssdal at George Washington University on Feb. 4, 2020.
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How the Fed has changed

Jul 12, 2018
A brief look at how five Fed chairs shifted the culture of the central bank.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 
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Quiz: Who said it? Powell versus Yellen

The two Fed chairs have very similar mindsets when it comes to monetary policy. Can you even tell the difference?
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The long and twisting story of how Jay Powell became our next Federal Reserve chair

Feb 5, 2018
Feuding congressmen, a formula to set monetary policy and the Swedes all played a part in this epic Twitter thread. We've set it to music.
Jerome Powell will be sworn in as chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday.
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Goodbye, Janet Yellen

Feb 2, 2018
The Federal Reserve's first female chair brought an era of steadiness to the central bank.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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What kind of Federal Reserve is Jerome Powell taking over?

The Fed hiked interest rates three times in 2017.
Jerome Powell, Trump's nominee for chair of the Federal Reserve, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 28, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Yellen leads her last Fed meeting

Jan 30, 2018
Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen ends a cautious four-year run. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Mick Mulvaney doesn’t think the CFPB needs more money

Jan 18, 2018
The acting director requested $0 for the bureau’s funding.
Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, walks back to the White House from the CFPB building after he showed up for his first day of work on November 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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