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Feb 28, 2014

Morning Market Report

Janet Yellen gave testimony at a Senate committee hearing and said that harsh winter weather might have had an impact on recent economic data and reiterated her stance that accommodative monetary policy should remain appropriate for some time.

The market is up 9 points. The Dow Jones was up 74 at 16,273 -- After some early weakness, the market continued to strengthen during the day, trading in a 120-point range. Janet Yellen gave testimony at a Senate committee hearing and said that harsh winter weather might have had an impact on recent economic data and reiterated her stance that accommodative monetary policy should remain appropriate for some time. She said the Fed would probably continue tapering while tracking data to see if recent soft data was weather related.

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