Rich Gain as Companies Seek to Beat Obama Tax Increases

Rich Gain as Companies Seek to Beat Obama Tax Increases

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Americans working on the production line are not seeing the kinds of gains the rich are enjoying. Average hourly earnings for production workers rose 1.3 percent in the 12 months to November after a 1.2 percent increase the prior month, the weakest since Labor Department records began in 1965.