Economists expect Yellen to be next Fed chief

Larry Summers may get all the attention — objections from the left neatly summed up by Robert Scheer in The Nation (“twice now after top-level economic postings in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, he has returned to gorge himself at the Wall Street trough”) contrasting with love from “woman in finance” Karen Finerman, CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors on CNBC (“Summers’ unique participation in these tumultuous chapters of capital markets history gives him the advantage in that we can be confident that we would have the most experienced, streetwise, battle-tested financial mind at the helm”) — but 32 economists surveyed by USA Today say they think Janet Yellen will get the nod from President Obama to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman when Bernanke’s terms expires Jan. 31. Source: usatoday.com.