Yellen resumes schedule after struggling to finish speech

September 24, 2015 11:46 PM

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AMHERST, Mass. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen received medical attention on Thursday after struggling to finish a speech at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, coughing and pausing to recompose herself a few times before walking off stage.

As head of the central bank of the world's largest economy, Yellen, 69, plays a major role in the global economy.

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