Biden taps Yellen to lead barrier-breaking economic team

Washington (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced he will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury, topping a slate of economic officials who would break racial and gender barriers in the US government.The rollout of Biden’s economic team comes after running mate Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, first Black person and first person of South Asian descent to win the vice presidency.If they win Senate approval, Yellen would be the first female Treasury secretary, and would be joined in the executive branch by the first African Americans …

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