Demand For Obama Merchandise Slows Down

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The Barack Obama business is calming down. Companies cashed in early this year. Pepsi ads riffing on his campaign symbol. Entreprenuers sold "Barack in a Box," from which a presidential puppet pops out. Souvenir shops say Obama T-shirt sales have slipped a bit from record levels.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with a leading economic indicator. The Barack Obama business is calming down. Companies cashed in early this year. Pepsi ads riffed on his campaign symbol. Entrepreneurs sold Barack in a Box, from which a presidential puppet pops out. Now, souvenir shops say Obama T-shirt sales have slipped a bit from record levels. The Barack in a Box inventory is building up, though it's always possible Republicans will buy it for Halloween. It's MORNING EDITION.

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