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Microsoft, Starbucks among businesses asking Supreme Court to take gay rights case

The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks and Microsoft — filed a brief Wednesday encouraging the high court to take up the issue of whether a federal law covers discrimination against someone because of their sexual orientation.

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Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were little-changed Tuesday after Wall Street's major indexes rose to new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1 percent at 3,374.66 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was unchanged at 21,260.89. Hong Kong's Hang Seng held steady at 28,707.80 and...

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Asian stocks gain after Wall Street records

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street's major indexes hit new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,380.38 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent to 21,325.67. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 28,744.01 and Sydney's S&P-ASX...  VIEW