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Federal Reserve nominees clear key hurdle

The Fed has been working without a full bench for months even as it embarked on the phaseout of its trillion-dollar economic stimulus program.

What you need to know about the Federal Reserve’s new cast members

President Obama’s nominees for Federal Reserve are slated to appear Thursday before the Senate Banking committee for their confirmation hearing. Here’s a quick refresher on who the candidates are.

Stanley Fischer saved Israel from the Great Recession. Now Janet Yellen wants him to help save the U.S.

“Do you know what everyone at this table has in common?” Ben Bernanke mused. “They all had Stan Fischer as their thesis adviser.”

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 13, 2014

Four reasons Stan Fischer makes sense for the Fed

The former Bank of Israel chief may have just the background the Fed needs.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 11, 2013

Stan Fischer is an incredible choice to be the Fed’s #2. Here’s why.

Former Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer is emerging as the leading candidate to succeed Janet Yellen as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 11, 2013

The most qualified candidate for Fed chair isn’t Summers or Yellen. It’s this guy.

The case for Stan Fischer as Fed chair.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 26, 2013

What the White House visitors’ log tells us about the Fed race

Janet Yellen only visited the White House once. Larry Summers has visited 15 times since leaving office.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 30, 2013

Stan Fischer saved Israel’s economy. Can he save America’s?

Israel's successful central bank chief is leaving. Ben Bernanke's term is up at the end of the year. Could Fischer be his successor?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 15, 2013