NEW YORK - Sen Al Gore of Tennessee, the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, appears to share the views of his party's standard-bearer on issues involving banking and small business.

Like Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, Sen. Gore appears more likely to come down on the side of small businesses and small institutions than large ones. And like his party's presidential nominee-in-waiting, he wants to use the government to redirect corporate behavior on such issues as whether banks should cash government checks.

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