Trump says Yellen in running to stay as Fed chair: WSJ

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 4:18 PM

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was considering renominating Janet Yellen as Fed chairperson, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

Trump said he was also considering White House economic adviser Gary Cohn for the job, the Journal reported.

Trump said there are "two or three" other contenders, but declined to name them, and said he would not announce a nominee until the end of the year, according to the report.

(Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)