Obama tries on his biz ties


Rahm Emanuel has agreed to become White House chief of staff under President-elect Barack Obama, Democratic officials said Thursday. Rahm's brother, Ari, runs the Endeavor talent agency.

Today, Obama is set to meet with his economic advisory team, which includes Time Warner chairman Richard Parsons and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Also among Obama's bevy of advisers is Warren Buffet and some folks from the Clinton administration: former treasury secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers and former labor secretary Robert Reich. (partialdiff)