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TODAY   |  January 07, 2014

Janet Yellen confirmed as first female Fed chair

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen, 67, on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. She has been the Fed’s vice chair since 2010 and replaces Ben Bernanke, who’s stepping down at the end of the month.

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>> in the meantime, natalie's here with new developments in the case of that 13-year-old declared brain dead after tonsil surgery.

>> that's right. good morning, everyone.

>>> a federal judge has canceled a hearing that had been scheduled for today. the judge says the issue is now moot that jahi mcmath has been transferred out of a oakland hospital. the 13-year-old girl is being given nutritional support, hormones, antibiotics at an undisclosed facility.

>>> janet yellen has been confirmed as the first woman to chair the federal reserve making history. the senate approved her nomination monday night by a 56-26 vote. yellen replaces ben bernanke who served as federal chairman for eight years. the 67-year-old has been vice chair of the nation's central bank since 2010 , and she'll take over the top job on