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November 23, 2008 7:49 PM

Early transition? Obama takes the lead in economic crisis

Barack Obama is taking a more active role in the economic crisis, leaking the name of his Treasury secretary Friday, in part to stem fears in the stock market; announcing a major stimulus package in his address Saturday, and on Sunday letting it be known that he'll announce his economic team on Monday. That's a reversal from his pledge to leave President Bush to handle the economic crisis until Jan. 20.

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