Economic inequality

March 29, 2013: A homeless man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings across an intersection in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hon, File)

AP survey: US income gap is holding back economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last […]

12/17/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Income inequality a defining challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, arguing that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and the […]

12/04/2013

(AP Photo)

Top 1 percent took record share of 2012 US income, possibly due to cashing in stock

WASHINGTON (AP) — The income gap between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America last year reached the widest point since the Roaring Twenties. The top 1 percent of U.S. earners collected 19.3 […]

09/10/2013

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