Treasury's Fisher declines comment on Fed job

Senior U.S. Treasury official Peter Fisher on Wednesday declined to comment when asked about reports he is a leading candidate to head the New York Federal Reserve Bank after the retirement of William McDonough in July.

Fisher, a former top official at the New York Fed, has been cited as a likely candidate to fill the post at the Fed's most important regional bank, which is responsible for watching Wall Street.

Fisher, the Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, declined to answer questi

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