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WASHINGTON — It’s a big blow for America’s middle class. The country’s middle class has for years been the most affluent in the world. But that’s no longer the case.

A New York Times report shows that America’s middle-class has lost considerable ground.

Citizens of many other countries have received much larger raises over the past three decades.

Median incomes have been virtually unchanged in the U.S. since 2000.

But they’ve risen 20 percent in Canada, which now appears to have the highest middle-class incomes.

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