WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen Thursday said, there is currently no tradeoff in achieving both goals of the Fed's dual mandate, with unemployment too high and inflation below target.

"I don't have any doubt that our policies are contributing to the lower interest rates," , Yellen said responding to questions following a speech to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and at least partly because of this, "housing is really beginning to recover in a way that is convincing."

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