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Janet Yellen confirmed as first female treasury secretary – The Guardian

US Senate approves former Federal Reserve chair, who must try to revive economy decimated by coronavirus



Janet Yellen has been confirmed as the first woman to head the US Treasury.
The former chair of the Federal Reserve and noted economist was approved by the Senate on an 84-15 vote. She sailed through a congressional hearing last week and had already been unanimously approved by the Senate finance committee and backed by all living former treasury secretaries.
She faces a monumental task. Last week another 900,000 people filed for unemployment benefits more than the population of San Francisco and…

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