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Report: Cities, Middle Class to Play Greater Role in 2014

The middle class will play an increasingly important role in 2014, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI), which takes the pulse of the planet each year. Global population is expected to top 8 billion by 2030, with five billion in the middle class, which grew from one billion in 1990 to three billion in 2010.    WRI is a global research group that focuses on policies that protect the environment and its ability to sustain the world's growing population. “Can...

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