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Trump's economic agenda is exacerbating America's inequality crisis

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US income inequality, already at its worst levels since the 1920s, is likely to get worse because of President Donald Trump's economic policies, including a tax-cut program that was heavily tilted toward the wealthy.
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds the average CEO of a large US firm takes home a startling 312 times what their average worker makes.
"CEOs are getting more because of their power to set pay, not because they are more productive or have special talents or more education," the report says.
US inequality statistics have been so...
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Melania Trump reportedly asks the White House kitchen staff to prepare healthier meals for the president

Melania Trump reportedly asks the White House kitchen staff to prepare healthier meals for the president

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First lady Melania Trump reportedly asks the White House kitchen staff to prepare healthier meals for her husband President Donald Trump, according to The New York Times.
The president reportedly would prefer to have two scoops of ice cream for dessert.
But Trump has reportedly changed some of his diet, as he now is eating more fish, salad, and soup.
First lady Melania Trump reportedly asks the White House kitchen staff to prepare healthier meals for her husband President Donald Trump, according to The New York Times .
However, despite the first...
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Trump's newest plan to reshape Wall Street may sound familiar - because Hillary Clinton had the same idea

Trump's newest plan to reshape Wall Street may sound familiar - because Hillary Clinton had the same idea

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President Donald Trump asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study changing from quarterly earnings reports to biannual reports, the president said in a tweet Friday.
Trump said moving away from the quarterly system would be good for job growth and companies.
The idea has a striking similarity to a plan from Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump weighed in on Wall Street's focus on quarterly earnings - and sounded a lot like his 2016 opponent.
In a Friday tweet, the president suggested that public companies should move away from...
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President Donald Trump is being slammed for saying Aretha Franklin 'worked' for him in his comments about her death

President Donald Trump is being slammed for saying Aretha Franklin 'worked' for him in his comments about her death

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In a statement about Aretha Franklin's death, President Donald Trump said the singer "worked" for him.
She was never a Trump employee, though she performed at some of his properties on multiple occasions.
People are slamming the president for his choice of words.
President Donald Trump is under fire for his comments about Aretha Franklin's death.
As tributes were shared for the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday at the age of 76, a line from Trump's statement to reporters during a cabinet meeting stood out. See the rest of the...
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