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Two more suits challenge Defense of Marriage Act

NEW YORK — Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married gay couples federal benefits. The lawsuits ...

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Stocks fall as rally wanes; Gold, silver jump

NEW YORK — Stocks fell in afternoon trading Tuesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average snapped a six-session gaining streak with a modest decline. Gold prices reached new highs as the dollar jumped 0.5 percent. A weaker dollar ...

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American Express promoting ‘Small Business Saturday’

NEW YORK — Hoping to drum up support for independent merchants, American Express’ CEO said Monday that his company will promote “Small Business Saturday” on the weekend after Thanksgiving. “This is the start of a movement,” said Kenneth Chenault, who ...

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Sightseeing in New York, 2 wheels at at time

NEW YORK — In his essay “Taming the Bicycle,” Mark Twain cautiously recommended bicycling: “You will not regret it, if you live.” That has always gone doubly for biking in New York. But the city has undergone a two-wheeled makeover. ...

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