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Janet Yellen seals success as market's therapist

'Normalcy' of her statement underscores triumph, given the 'extraordinary' Fed moves when she took over

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Ms Yellen's success in getting the US economy closer to normal can be measured in the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which hit a record low of 1.375 per cent in July 2016.

JANET Yellen's final act as chair of the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday was a subtle change of tone on inflation, a finesse that epitomised her slow and steady approach to getting the economic world back to normal.

If Ms Yellen's predecessor, Ben Bernanke, was the surgeon who performed a

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