Janet Yellen

Federal Reserve Board Governor Tarullo administers the oath of office to new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington

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Janet Yellen was sworn on February 3, 2014, to a term as chair of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement.

Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke to become the first woman to head the Fed. Her term as chair ends February 3, 2018. (Reuters)

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