Poverty Stuck at 15 Percent: Record 46.5 Million

By Hope Yen - September 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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. More than 1 in 7 Americans were living in poverty, not statistically different from the 46.2 million of 2011 and the sixth straight...

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