Interest Rate Decision Really Taking Its Toll On Janet Yellen

Hang in there, J-Yells.

The Fed chair felt a little faint after once again promising that she wouldn’t avoid the inevitable rate hike forever, just a week after procrastinating on the point once again. We’re not saying she’s definitely feeling the heat; we’re just saying it’s either that or UMass Amherst is trying to kill her.

“Chair Yellen felt dehydrated at the end of a long speech under bright lights,” Fed spokeswoman Michelle Smith said in a statement. “As a precaution, she was seen by EMT staff on-site at U-Mass Amherst. She felt fine afterward and has continued with her schedule Thursday evening.”

Janet Yellen Seen by EMT Staff After Speech in Massachusetts [WSJ]
Yellen Says She Still Expects Rate Increase This Year [Bloomberg]