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The last years of the so-called new economy brought at least one familiar result: America's rich grew richer, according to the most recent Federal Reserve Board survey of consumer finances. Average net worth of the top 10 percent of households increased by 30 percent, to $2.75 million, from 1998 through the end of 2001. Average income, assets and home value of the top 10 percent of households also

The last years of the so-called new economy brought at least one familiar result: America's rich grew richer, according to the most recent Federal Reserve Board survey of consumer finances.

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