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Who will head US Fed? Trump sours on Gary Cohn, looks at other candidates

US Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's term expires in February

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump is considering many candidates to head up the Federal Reserve and has soured on nominating his top economic adviser Gary Cohn to lead the US central bank, according to sources close to the White House and an administration official. Two sources said Trump remained upset with Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs president, for criticizing his response to the violence sparked by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. A White House official said Cohn remained an essential player in Trump's push for tax reform. Another ...

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First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 10:09 IST