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Do you feel poorer?

February 20, 2008
Inflation is speeding up and wage growth is slowing down, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this morning.

Blame rising oil prices for the inflation and the slowing economy for the sluggish wage growth, says the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank that tends to back Democrats.

Regardless of the reasons, the upshot is that the average American is falling behind.

Does this mesh with your experience?
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