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Monday, August 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Steady job growth and the biggest earnings boost in a decade helped sharply lower the nation’s poverty level last year and finally provided relief to the long-running problem of stagnant wages. In its annual report on income and poverty, the Census Bureau said Tuesday that the share of people in the U.S. living in…

Photo: A worker stocks incoming goods at an Amazon Fulfillment Center, ahead of the Christmas rush, in Tracy, California, November 30, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger