President Obama has been talking -- a lot -- about what Washington needs to do to help save small businesses. Over the past week, he's introduced a half-dozen different initiatives aimed at unlocking credit, creating jobs and expanding the Small Business Administration's loan programs.

Good News for Obama: Economy grows faster than expected in 4th quarter. The U.S. economy grew at an accelerated pace in the last quarter of 2009, driven largely by a rebound in manufacturing and better-than-expected gains in consumer spending and commercial investments, according to Commerce Department statistics released today.

For all of you die hard fashionistas out there, January 2010 has a few of your favorite things in store: the newest issue of ELLE Italy, haute couture, and a black supermodel by the name of Liya Kebede on the cover.

For the third consecutive month, Houston area employers have been adding jobs, a sign that Houston’s economy may be stabilizing.

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