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Janet Yellen Falters During Speech, Receives Medical Attention, All-Clear Given

For those watching Janet Yellen's speech this evening, the fact that she seemed to struggle towards the end of her speech was a surprise. Now we know why...

  • **FED'S YELLEN GETTING MEDICAL ATTENTION AFTER SPEECH -REUTERS

It is hardly surprising given that she now carries the weight of the world's economic and market strength on her shoulders.

, Yellen faltered at end of her speech. Last page was agonizing. I don't think she felt well but she seemed better when she left the stage.

The initial reaction was a dive in stocks...

 

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is receiving medical attention after her speech at UMass, Reuters reports, citing an unidentified University of Massachusetts official.

And she's fine

pic.twitter.com/0vSNipWQUh

— JM (@capitulaton)

Then this...

  • *YELLEN IS DEPARTING SPEECH EVENT, RESUMING SCHEDULE: U. MASS
  • *YELLEN IS HEADING TO A SCHEDULED DINNER - U. MASS SPOKESMAN

Some Twitterati suggested that perhaps she was just sick of her speech...

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All-Clear given... Buy!

  • *UMASS MEDIC RICE HELPED ATTEND TO YELLEN AFTER SPEECH
  • *YELLEN DIDN’T GO TO HOSPITAL, RICE SAYS
  • *YELLEN IS FINE, UMASS MEDIC SHAUNA RICE SAYS