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Obama: Economic Inequality is Hurting America's Future

President Barack Obama says the U.S. government needs to counter the decades-long trends of rising economic inequality and lack of upward mobility that have "jeopardized the American dream."   The president spoke Tuesday at the Center for American Progress, a public policy organization that takes a liberal stance on economic issues. He said since he graduated from high school in 1979, the U.S. economy has doubled in size, while the wealth has been spread among a smaller...

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