On Inclusion, Transparency, and Corruption

Obama’s public liaison and friend gives insight on the transition

Valerie Jarrett, co-chairwoman of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team and assistant to the president for…

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Goodbye Credit Card Rate Hikes?

New rules add protections for consumers

For many of us, credit cards have been a saving grace in times of need…

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Blagojevich Names Obama’s Senate Replacement

Despite backlash, Burris announced as governor's pick

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack…

By Renita Burns

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Report: Disparities in Higher Education for Blacks

Study says African Americans still lacking in opportunities

As the U.S. government works to overhaul the nation’s financial system and contemplates bailing out…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Stork Vision Delivers New Opportunities

A career sonographer labors to open an ultrasound franchise

Oftentimes advances in technology will spawn new franchise concepts. In the case of Stork Vision,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Costs of Cancer: Part Two

Awareness and prevention key to addressing costly epidemic

There are several theories that explain why blacks have higher mortality rates from cancer. They…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Scam Artists Adapt to Economic Crisis

Avoid those who prey on your financial woes

While scams are always a concern of law enforcement, experts are warning that the tough…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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What Does Diversity Mean for Employees?

Few companies have a clear definition of what diversity means

Despite the claims by many companies that diversity is a priority, few companies have a…

By Renita Burns

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What You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has gotten more difficult—and expensive.

It was the daily flood of phone calls that finally did it. They became so…

By Ilana Polyak

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The Most Intriguing People in Business

What distinguishes them from their peers is their pure domination of their respective spaces.

These individuals regularly wrestle with the status quo and manage challenges through a uniquely creative…

By Sonia Alleyne

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CodeBlack Expands Across Media Platforms

Website offers on-demand movies and store

If growing complimentary businesses with different revenue streams is the goal to expand the market…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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National Outsourcing Firm to Offer Free Job Advice

Hot lines help job seekers

To help job seekers improve their odds of success in this highly competitive employment market,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Getting the New Year’s Eve Look

A new you on an old budget

Finding the right celebration spot for New Year’s Eve always tops the to-do list for…

By Renita Burns

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Your Health and Wellness Checklist

How to be the best 'you' you can be

No matter how many loved ones are in your life, no one will ever care…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: New Year’s Eve

Bring in a party with more bang for your buck

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and if you haven’t cemented plans to…

By Renita Burns

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See Previous Elevator Pitch Finalists

Review the best user submitted videos of 2008

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Top Black Executive Gets New Post at Southern Co.

Chris Womack promoted to executive vice president

Southern Co. has promoted Christopher C. Womack to executive vice president and president of external…

By Renita Burns

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Executives Working to Create Black-Owned Holding Company

Firm would make capital available to minority banks

Three African American executives are trying to raise $50 million to create a black-owned bank…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Robert Johnson Creates Lending Facility for Mortgage Servicers

BET founder seeking TARP funds to finance venture

Through Urban Trust Bank, Robert L. Johnson created a new entity, Homeowners First Bank. Homeowners…

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Your Home Insurance Checklist

Protect one of your most valuable assets

Your home is your castle, and probably your biggest investment. So, it’s essential that whatever…

By Renita Burns

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist

Make your abode one that will stand the test of time

Routine home maintenance is essential to keeping your house running and preventing minor problems from…

By Renita Burns

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Four Ways to Slash Tech Costs

Maximize your resources without sacrificing productivity

While few business gurus would argue the merits of tightening tech budget belts right now,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Obama Fills Out Cabinet

President-elect completed his senior cabinet appointments Friday

President-elect completed his senior cabinet appointments today, a full month before he is to be…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Names SBA Chief

President-elect Barack Obama selected Karen Mills of Brunswick, Maine, to head the Small Business Administration.

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Arts, Culture Fuel Green Economy in Community

New Jersey eco-village sees growth from arts community

In an effort to revitalize the Lincoln Park community in Newark, New Jersey, Baye Adofo…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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No More Excuses

Obama's victory provides renewed standard of excellence

Who among us—especially those of my generation—ever dared believe that an American of African heritage…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Building Your Online Rep

Creating a firm Web presence can boost brand image

With so much focus on reputation-building at the individual level, it stands to reason that…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Reality Check for Christmas

Let's remember a generation that didn't just talk about fiscal responsibility, but lived it: the survivors of The Great Depression.

Most of us know the principles of responsible money management: Habitual saving and controlled spending.…

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2008 Small Business Bootcamps

Watch the 2008 Entrepreneurs Conference Small Business Bootcamps online Now!

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New Jersey Community Builds on Arts, Environment

Green developments in Lincoln Park to create jobs, housing

When most people looked at Newark, New Jersey’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1999, they saw…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Thoughts on Leadership From “Professor X”: Be Relaxed and Ready

When faced with crisis, the healthiest disposition is neither the comfort of complacency nor a constant state of alarm.

What should be the posture of leadership when a company, an industry, or an entire…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Cutting Edge: Getting the Most From Your Gym

Making sure you get the workout and not your wallet

The New Year is almost here, and if you’re one of the countless people who’ve…

By Renita Burns

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No Gym? No Problem

Working out your body not your wallet

Perhaps you, like myself, are one of the millions of Americans eager to get in…

By Renita Burns

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Workforce Cast Offs Can Find Resources in the Social Net

Former CBS talk show host launches site to help laid-off cope with others

Everyday the employment news is getting bleaker as companies announce massive layoffs. The numbers…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Train Ride, HBCUs Join Celebrations, and More

Your inauguration updates

President-elect Barack Obama will be traveling to the inauguration celebrations in Washington, D.C. by train…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Report: Racial Gap Widens in Colon Cancer Deaths

Overall rates at low, yet risks for blacks increase

Lack of access to quality healthcare and getting proper screenings is being attributed to blacks’…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Pink Rolls Out HBCU Apparel

Brand has largest retail distribution of HBCU gear

When Victoria’s Secret Pink visited Florida A&M University (FAMU) last fall to announce that the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Landrieu to Lead Senate Small Business Panel

Louisiana senator vows to fight for small businesses

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu will chair the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship…

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Small Business Boot Camp – Marketing

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Small Business Boot Camp – Technology

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Small Business Boot Camp – Find Your Position

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Small Business Bootcamp – Internet Marketing

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Barack Obama’s Presidential Acceptance Speech, Nov. 4, 2008

On the 4th of November 2008, the American people turned out in record numbers in…

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Internal Review Clears Transition in Senate Probe

Findings from am internal review conducted by President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team when released will…

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Obama Makes Energy, Environment Appointments

President-elect Barack Obama today named an environmental and energy team that shows his determination…

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Electoral College to Vote on President

Though Barack Obama was elected president by popular vote on Nov. 4, presidential electors are…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Making the Most of Benefits

Ignoring changes to benefits packages is like throwing away free money

While most employees are interested in finding out how much of a raise they will…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Inauguration: Invites, Liquor Sales, and a Celebrity-Filled Ball

More information leading to the inauguration

The Tuskegee Airman are slated to be among the 30,000 people fortunate enough to occupy…

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Roberts Hotels Group Expands Its Reach

Becomes Choice Hotels International's largest black franchisee

Roberts Hotels Group, the largest African American owned and managed hotel group in the U.S.,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Give Yourself A Holiday Tax Gift

Make year-end moves that can pay off next April

It’s not too late to trim your tax bill for 2008. Here’s what you can…

By Donald Jay Korn

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

How to Network at Holiday Parties

Make the most of your office festivities

Office parties can be prime networking opportunities and a chance for you to stand out…

By Ann Brown

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Illinois Governor’s Scandal Puts Senate Seat in Jeopardy

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s credibility in question for coveted post

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris,…

By Joyce Jones

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Daschle Tapped to Lead Healthcare Reform

Daschle to lead the Department of Health and Human Services

President-elect Barack Obama named former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to lead the Department of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Black Churches to Celebrate Inauguration With Ball

Gala

To commemorate the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, black church leaders will have its…

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Events Schedule, Official Inauguration Theme Released

Obama, Biden to participate in service activities on MLK Day

President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration will span over four days, and will not only include the…

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B.E. 100s Auto Dealer Charged With Fraud

Dealership allegedly failed to disclose history of cars to buyers

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against Poughkeepsie Chevrolet Cadillac Inc.,…

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The Cutting Edge: Furnishing Your First Apartment

Simple steps to make the new move less costly

Finally, you’re fresh out of college and ready to settle into your first apartment. Sure…

By Renita Burns

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The Gift of Multi-Purpose Furniture

Save by getting the most use of your key pieces

One (of several) important cost-cutting lessons I learned was to purchase furniture that serves more…

By Renita Burns

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An Alternative to Credit: Layaway

Tips for getting the most out of your shopping

With its roots in the Great Depression, layaway allows shoppers who don’t have enough money…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Executive Gift Guide: The Perfect Present

For the Devoted Fan
Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is much more than…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Q&A: Earl Stafford and The People’s Inaugural Project

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Stafford about why he chose to begin the project, through his family’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House Social Secretary to Give Post New Face

Rogers hopes to build relationships, create long-lasting bonds

After 20 years as a close personal friend to the Obamas, Desiree Rogers talks about…

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Obama Citizenship

The Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who claims…

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Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by the FBI on corruption charges.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by…

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Black Wealth Initiative: Wealth for Life

Principles get makeover to encompass today’s challenges

As times have changed, so too has the Black Wealth Initiative. This year, Black Enterprise…

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Thoughts on Effective Leadership From “Professor X”

Organizations can win with modest talent, but talent--even extraordinary talent--cannot excel without a winning organization.

The unique talent I bring to Black Enterprise, and every publication I’ve ever led (including…

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Memo to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Learn Before You Launch

Nothing we tell you can take the place of your taking the time to know your industry

Entrepreneurship is one of the most important keys to wealth creation. However, too many people—laid-off…

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Holiday Gift Guide

Interior designer Robin Harmon-Myers provides tips to great holiday gifts.

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B.E. 100 CEO to Offer Inauguration Dream for Poor

B.E. 100s CEO gives back by providing the experience of a lifetime

Earl Stafford, CEO of Universal Systems & Technology (UNITECH), spearheaded a $1 million project to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Economic Policy Post Announced

Position created to help tackle rising unemployment

To combat the economic challenges facing America, President-elect Barack Obama’s administration has decided to take…

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Watch 2008 Entrepreneurs Conference Keynote Speaker Videos

Review monumental messages from 2008's keynote speakers

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The Next Big Thing

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the next big ideas shaping the world

BlackEnterprise.com highlights what we see as the next big ideas shaping some of our core…

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Can Blacks Build Wealth and Remain Charitable?

Study shows that affluent blacks make giving a priority

The Northern Trust Corp. questioned affluent blacks about their giving habits and published their findings…

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BEing Green: Eco-Friendly Design

Using sustainable, yet chic decor in your home, office

As more and more consumers become environmentally conscious, they are seeking to find ways to…

By Ann Brown

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Flex Your Buying Muscle

Flexible spending account a viable option to cover healthcare costs

If your insurance provider is cutting back while you are forced to pay more, don’t…

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The Cutting Edge: Lowering Your Healthcare Costs

Finding ways to get affordable coverage, medicines

Whether you’re searching for health coverage or have a plan, here are a few tips…

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Obama Names Richardson Commerce Chief

Minority businesses may have increased opportunities

President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his commerce…

By Joyce Jones

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Protecting Your Business From Liability

Get the best coverage for unexpected emergencies

If you don’t have a policy in place, you can’t be helped, so take steps…

By Margarette Burnette

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Tyler Perry Studios, WGA Reach Agreement

Deal covers residuals, other benefits for guild writers

After more than five months of negotiations over writers’ contracts that included residuals and other…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Making the Best of Your Wireless Options

Mobile computing for today’s entrepreneurs

It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to gain access to the Web and…

By Bridget McCrea

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THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION RECRUITS MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS

AS OF 2006, 90% OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS WERE white and nearly 40% of public…

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CHANNELING BETTER IMAGES

How James Makawa is trying to change the face of Africa

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What Does Diversity Mean for Employees?

Some companies have a clear definition, yet others don’t

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Whatever Lola Wants

It’s been a lengthy and bitter battle against a neighborhood association that wanted her out,…

By Kelly E. Carter

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Moving Toward Financial Freedom

Are B.E.’s 2007 Financial Fitness contest winners closer to a secure financial future?

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No More Excuses

Who among us—especially those of my generation—ever dared believe that an American of African…

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The Next Big Thing

With all of this year’s Sturm und Drang (storm and stress), now is the time…

By Chana Garcia

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A New Era at Black Enterprise

It’s the dawning of a new era. Despite the recent financial firestorm, much of the…

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Green Giving

Gifts that will satisfy your loved ones and Mother Earth

With the holiday season quickly approaching, gift shopping for your family, friends, and co-workers might…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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What You Should Know Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Proceed with caution. We’ll give you the tools you need so that you can make…

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Crisis & Opportunity

BE100s financial services firms struggle to find the upside in the credit crunch.

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The Most Intriguing People in Business

A dynamic group of professionals and entrepreneurs who play hard in a tough economy—and continue…

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Now Is the Time for Intelligent Investing

Americans today are weathering the brutal gale winds of a perfect storm—the collapse of…

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World AIDS Day: Where Do Blacks Stand?

CDC director urges community participation in prevention

Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB…

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Obama’s National Security Team

President-elect Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and Sen. Hillary Clinton at a…

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Obama Introduces National Security Team

Clinton Named Secretary of State; Holder to Lead Justice Department

President-elect Barack Obama nominated former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state during a…

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