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The top ten Obama inauguration souvenirs

Video by Paige POLLOCK , Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN

Text by Ed MAZZA

Latest update : 2009-01-20

While many businesses have suffered as the US economy continues to stagger, there has been one big growth industry: Barack Obama merchandise.

The LA Times says the election has turned the incoming president into a one-man stimulus machine, with some $200 million in Barack Obama goods sold in the past two months alone.

For a guy accused during the campaign of being a socialist, he’s inspired plenty of capitalists.

Even the inauguration itself has turned into a huge marketing event. Check out what’s for sale tied to the big day:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date created : 2009-01-16

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