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Fact Of The Day #29: How The Recession Sapped The Average American Household (INFOGRAPHIC)

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The Great Recession not only sapped nearly 40 percent of the median American household's net worth, it widened the wealth gap between whites and minorities. In 2010, white households had a median net worth of $130,600; minority households, $20,400.

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