Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sits under a current US national debt chart as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 15, 2015, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sits under a current US national debt chart as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 15, 2015, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sits under a current US national debt chart as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 15, 2015, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

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