Trump picks 2 of 3 nominees for Fed: report

Trump picks 2 of 3 nominees for Fed: report
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The Trump administration has chosen nominees for two out of three open spots on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, The New York Times reported Friday. 

Sources told the Times the expected nominees are former Fed official and Carnegie Mellon professor Marvin Goodfriend, as well as former Treasury Department official under President George W. Bush, Randal Quarles.

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Quarles would help to spearhead the White House’s efforts to scale back financial regulations.

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President Trump said in April that he may reappoint the chairwoman after her term ends in 2018. The president repeatedly criticized Yellen and the Obama administration’s economic policies on the campaign trail.

Sources tell the Times it remains unclear when the administration is expected to announce the nominations.