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A GOP source says the senator is insisting on a vote on his bill to mandate a complete audit of the Federal Reserve.
Greenspan reflected on the 2008 financial crisis and the questions it raised about the economic models used to predict risk.
President Obama will nominate Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke.
As the devil-may-care bravado of Wall Street marches on, history warns that -- in the end -- there will be the devil to pay.
If Federal Reserve forecasts point toward full employment and price stability, policymakers at the upcoming FOMC meeting will have a hard time getting Wall Street to reconcile that outlook with a 1% Fed funds rate.
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