Stock market surges, but many Americans still struggle

03/5/2013 | Washington Post, The

Some Americans are still feeling financial pain, even as the stock market hit a record high on Tuesday. Workers' wages remain stagnant, hiring is slow and take-home pay dropped at the beginning of the year with the expiration of a payroll-tax break. In addition, many Americans missed out on the surge because they have pulled back from the market.

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