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Senate deal on nominations to delay Yellen vote until January
Senate deal on nominations to delay Yellen vote until January

WASHINGTON -- Senators reached a late-night deal Thursday to confirm a trio of nominations while setting up a final vote in January to install Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, putting aside a bitter dispute so that lawmakers can leave Washington on time for Christmas recess. The accord, announced just as senators were preparing for the first of eight votes scheduled Thursday night and Friday morning, ends for the moment a Senate saga that had played out after Democrats made a landmark change to filibuster rules that all but eliminated Republicans' ability to block President Obama's executive and judicial branch choices. After voting to give final approval to a...

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