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Finance Latest News: Traders 'take a Breather,' Buying Stocks and Bonds

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Finance Latest News: Traders 'take a Breather,' Buying Stocks and Bonds
The U.S. economy slowed down, but the stock market went up for a second day in a row. It was the first two-day stretch of gains since the Federal Reserve gave a timetable for throttling back its economic stimulus a week ago. HBO network's CEO, Richard Plepler says James Gandolfini used his experience as a struggling actor to "evince the pathos of his characters." In addition to having implications for Social Security benefits, child care rights and retirement planning, the high court?s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional might mean a check from Uncle Sam. Couples may be able to amend prior years? tax returns to receive bigger refunds now that their marriages are recognized by the federal government.
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