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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington on June 18, 2014.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington on June 18, 2014.
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All eyes on Yellen at Jackson Hole for new policy direction

A sleepy mountain retreat in Wyoming has become synonymous with market-moving monetary policy, and for that we have Ben Bernanke to thank.

We’re about to see whether his successor intends to build on the former U.S. Federal Reserve Board chairman’s tradition, by clearing up some increasingly burning questions in the financial markets.