Ferguson unrest reflects suburban-poverty rise

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 4:03 a.m.

FERGUSON, Mo. -- A week of violence and protests in a town outside St. Louis are highlighting how poverty is growing most quickly on the outskirts of America's cities, as suburbs have become home to a majority of the nation's poor.

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