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collage of Ben Franklin and charts The Fed governor said it was “concerning” that the share of total national income going to wage earners has been in a long-term decline. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –The long-term vigor of the U.S. economy may be at risk as middle class households are squeezed by slow growth in income and wealth and rising costs for housing, health care and education, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said.

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