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Senate confirms Stanley Fischer as member of Fed board

Stanley Fisher
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Stanley Fisher

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved Stanley Fischer's nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, adding a potentially influential voice to the developing debate over Fed policy in the post-crisis era.

A separate vote, still unscheduled, must be held to confirm his appointment as vice chairman of the U.S. central bank.

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