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Tonight’s Instant Index:
Monopoly is retiring one of its iconic tokens and it’s up to fans of the board game to decide which one gets axed and which of the new tokens takes its place. Odds-makers say the wheelbarrow is likely to be lost and the replacement options are a cat, robot, helicopter, guitar and diamond ring. If you want to make your voice heard click here to vote.
President Obama personally helped choose the artists for his public swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 21. Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor are scheduled to perform. Knowles will sing the National Anthem; Clarkson, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”; and Taylor, “America the Beautiful.”
‘The World’s Worst Signature’
Jack Lew, the presumed front-runner to replace Tim Geithner as President Obama’s Treasury secretary, is taking fire for his messy John Hancock. The scrawled name, which New York Magazine called “the world’s worst signature,” would appear on all U.S. dollar bills if Lew is nominated and confirmed as secretary.