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ALBANY, N.Y. David Paterson replaces Eliot Spitzer as New York governor

NEW YORK CITY Crane crushes home, kills seven

AUSTIN, TEXAS Hundreds of acts play South by Southwest music fest

AUSTIN, TEXAS Hundreds of acts play South by Southwest music fest

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ECONOMY

All That Glitters

For investors, gold is a traditional hedge in uncertain times, whenever inflation or geopolitical tensions loom. Little wonder, then, that its price has skyrocketed amid the current market turmoil. A look at some other moments when...

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