By the CNN Wire Staff
Sanford, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama waded into the growing national controversy of the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, saying the nation should do some "soul-searching to figure out how something like this happens."
"I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal state and local, to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened."
Obama said Trayvon Martin's death particularly resonated with him as an African-American parent.
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said in brief remarks outside the White House.
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By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney
New York (CNNMoney) - The United States government now has a black chief executive. But 99% of the nation's largest businesses do not.
When Don Thompson assumes his new title as CEO of McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) on July 1, a promotion announced Thursday, he will be only the sixth active African-American CEO at a Fortune 500 company.
Thompson, who is currently No. 2 at the fast-food chain, will join Kenneth Frazier of Merck (MRK, Fortune 500), Kenneth Chenault of American Express (AXP, Fortune 500), Ursula Burns of Xerox (XRX, Fortune 500), Clarence Otis of Darden Restaurants (DRI, Fortune 500), and Roger Ferguson, who heads privately held TIAA-CREF, as the African-Americans in the nation's top 500 corner offices.
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