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    U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

    There's not much good news for working Americans struggling to rebound from the recession, except perhaps this: the U.S. poverty rate is finally on the decline.

    The nation's poverty rate fell to 14.5% in 2013, down from 15% a year earlier, the U.S. C...

    By Tami Luhby