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Staying the course, Yellen says

New Fed chief assures Congress of slow stimulus pullback

Posted: February 12, 2014 at 3:33 a.m.

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testifies Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen told Congress on Tuesday that the central bank maintained its optimistic view of the economy and its determination to retreat slowly from its stimulus campaign.

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