Yellen says crisis hardened her stance on bank regulations

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen says her experience as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which came during the recent financial crisis, firmed up her support of clear regulations to make banks less risky. Yellen sounded several warnings about potential problems in the financial system, according to records, but she was "a little more docile than some of my colleagues" and didn't press the issue -- a stance she says she has since altered.

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