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The Affordable Care Act enrollment website. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The federal judge who declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has issued an order saying the law can remain in effect while his ruling is appealed.

The bottom line: The order by Judge Reed O'Connor isn't a surprise, but it gives more certainty to the health care system — at least for now — and avoids the chaos that would have resulted if the ruling had immediately gone into effect. O'Connor noted that "many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal."

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Janet Yellen confirmed as Treasury secretary

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The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday.

Why it matters: Yellen is the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, a Cabinet position that will be crucial in helping steer the country out of the pandemic-induced economic crisis.

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The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.