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Pfizer's Kindler quits the Fed

December 29, 2010: 5:07 PM ET

Former Pfizer (PFE) chief Jeffrey Kindler stepped down from the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Kindler, who quit the giant drugmaker in a surprise announcement three weeks ago, said Wednesday he'll leave the Fed board tomorrow after just over a year as a director.

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Kindler said in his resignation letter, dated last Thursday, that as a former CEO he no longer fills the Fed's need for "current, high level information about the business environment."

His term ends in December 2012. The Fed is expected to hold a special election to appoint someone to serve out the rest of Kindler's term early next year.

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Colin Barr
Colin Barr
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Colin Barr has covered finance for since November 2007. Previously he was a writer and editor for, winning a 2006 Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for "The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street," and for Dow Jones Newswires. He is a 1991 graduate of Penn State and lives in Port Washington, N.Y., with his wife Meena Bose and their two kids.

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