10 21 2014
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Wealth Gap Widens Between Whites, Minorities

Recession and uneven recovery leave Whites with 20 times net worth of Blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wealth gaps between Whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of Blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data.

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AARP Slammed for Not Fighting Social Security Cuts

The Wall Street Journal quoted AARP's longtime policy chief, John Rother, saying the agency was dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits

AARP, the powerful lobby for older Americans, was hammered Friday by fellow activists for refusing to oppose any and all cuts to Social Security benefits, a position the group says it has long held as a way to extend the life of the massive retirement and disability program.

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