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Larger Cities Drive Growing Wage Gap Between the Rich and the Poor, Study Shows

February 7, 2011

Ronni Pavan Why in the United States are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? A new study shows that our larger cities are responsible for up to one-third of the growth in the wage gap. And it's the soaring salaries of many urban dwellers that is causing the mega income gap in megacities. Full Story

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