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Yellen May Boost Treasury-Fed Cooperation, With Eye on GOP (3)

Nov. 25, 2020, 5:47 PM

As Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen is almost certain to pursue tighter coordination with the U.S. Federal Reserve next year -- repairing recent frictions -- though observers say she will be careful to avoid any specific move that could trigger a wave of Republican protests.

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury was at the Fed for the better part of two decades, and saw first-hand how vital the cooperation of the two agencies is to ensuring the flow of credit amid stressed economic times.

Step one, after winning Senate confirmation, will be deciding how to proceed with several emergency Fed...

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