Economy

Rich, Poor Are Far Apart in USi
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January 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Many analysts agree there is a wide economic divide in the United States between the destitute and the wealthy, and they say it's not getting any better. But there are differing opinions about what led the country to this divide, and whether President Barack Obama can do anything to close the gap, as he suggested Tuesday in his State of the Union address. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti went out to examine this divide between rich and poor.

Rich, Poor Are Far Apart in US

Published January 30, 2014

Many analysts agree there is a wide economic divide in the United States between the destitute and the wealthy, and they say it's not getting any better. But there are differing opinions about what led the country to this divide, and whether President Barack Obama can do anything to close the gap, as he suggested Tuesday in his State of the Union address. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti went out to examine this divide between rich and poor.


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