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Poverty remains stuck at 46.5 million

Economist: ‘We’re in the doldrums’

September 18, 2013
By Hope Yen , The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack Obama's recovery plans.

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