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Where Have All The Middle-Class Gone?

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An Olive Garden restaurant is shown in Hialeah, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Servers at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other eateries are suing the restaurants' parent company, claiming they were cheated out of overtime pay and not allowed to clock-in until customers arrived. The federal lawsuit against Darden Restaurants seeks back pay and other compensation, plus interest and attorney's fees. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) | AP

In Manhattan, the upscale clothing retailer Barneys will replace the bankrupt discounter Loehmann’s, whose Chelsea store closes in a few weeks. Across the country, Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants are struggling, while fine-dining chains like Capital Grille are thriving.

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