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Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: 1 In 5 Americans Rise To Become ‘New Rich’ During Lifetime

Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America’s economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation’s income inequality.

12/09/2013

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Consumer Confidence Plunges, Feds Given Worst Feedback In Survey History

Americans’ confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The decline could weigh on spending and economic growth.

10/29/2013