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Fed nominee Yellen defends stimulus efforts before Senate

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Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen, the woman poised to become the most powerful banker in the world, faced scrutiny from the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen discussed the Fed's move to continue stimulus efforts and pledged to keep up outgoing chairman Ben Bernanke's push for greater transparency. Kwame Holman reports.

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