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

February 7, 2011

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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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