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Yellen starts collecting her payoff from Wall Street
Yellen Gets Post-Fed Payday in Private Meetings with Wall Street Elite
By Jonathan Spicer and Ann Saphir
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Janet Yellen cashed in with a visit to Wall Street two months after stepping down as Federal Reserve chair, discussing the U.S. economy and interest rates at events on Monday that included a dinner for 40 at a CEO’s Manhattan penthouse.
In a short telephone interview, Yellen, who ran the U.S. central bank the last four years, said she revealed no confidential information. A person familiar with the events hosted by investment bank Jefferies, including the evening gathering put on by CEO Richard Handler, said it was her first such engagement since leaving the Fed.
"I talked about the economy and general perspectives on monetary policy," Yellen said late on Wednesday. She said she was paid but declined to say how much, and did not provide details. ...
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