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In a history-making selection, President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, a critical post as the nation continues its fitful economic recovery. If confirmed she would be the first woman to lead the powerful central bank.
One of the dozen top central bankers in the country is talking with North Carolina business and government leaders and listening to community college students.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will take a brief step back into his former life as a college professor.