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Senate confirms Yellen to chair Federal Reserve

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. Yellen, 67, will replace Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after serving as chairman for eight years dominated by the Great Recession and the Fed's efforts to combat it.

Tags: Federal Reserve , Janet Yellen , people

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 03:20am EST

Obama executive order makes 1% pay raise for feds a reality

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday approving the 1 percent pay raise for federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2014. This ends the three-year federal pay freeze.

Tags: pay , Barack Obama , pay freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Joseph Beaudoin , NARFE , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/23/2013, 04:19pm EST

Congress OKs new IRS chief, ends turbulent year

Tags: IRS , people , John Koskinen ,

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 11:00pm EST

Bipartisan budget agreement clears Congress

Tags: Congress , budget

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 03:58am EST

Year-end agreement: Budget heads to final passage

Tags: Congress , budget

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 03:02am EST

What a waste -- Sen. Coburn releases annual survey of wasteful government spending

From super soldiers to stay-at-home feds, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) identified 100 programs that have generated almost $30 billion in wasteful spending by the federal government in 2013.

Tags: Congress , wasteful spending , Tom Coburn , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/16/2013, 05:11pm EST
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