January 6, 2014 / 11:02 PM / 4 years ago

Majority of U.S. Senate backs Yellen for top Fed job

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen's nomination to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve appeared certain to win approval in the U.S. Senate on Monday as a majority of the chamber voted in her favor.

The roll call vote on the nomination, however, was continuing.

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