Gap widens between richest, poorest

September 29, 2009 1:55:22 PM PDT
New census figures show the recession has hit middle and low income families the hardest, and has widened the gap between the richest and poorest Americans.

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The wealthiest 10 percent of Americans, those making more than $138,000 a year earned about 11.4 times as much as those living near or below the poverty line.

That is up from 11.2 in 2007.

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