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THE FEDERAL RESERVE released its Survey of Consumer Finances Wednesday / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

U.S. growth starts to help more people, but wealthiest win most

NEW YORK - The long-running United States economic expansion is starting to reach down and deliver gains to lower-income Americans, while causing already-wide disparities...
TOP EARNERS last year made 5.05 times what their lowest-income counterparts took home, the widest gap in data going back to 1979, according to the Labor Department. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

U.S. wage disparity took another turn for the worse last year

WASHINGTON - The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker, by yet another measure. Top earners last year made 5.05 times...

Rich-poor achievement gap is narrowing in American education

WASHINGTON - The link between socio-economic status and school performance is weakening for U.S. students, a sign of improving equity in American education even...

Overtime change expected to affect 13K workers in R.I.

The White House on Tuesday announced a new rule that will boost the number of Americans who qualify for time-and-a-half pay whenever they work...

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