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U.N. reports inequality worsening across globe

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.

TOKYO -- Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing because of natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual human-development report.

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