Pedestrians walk past a Payday Advance shop in San Diego, Calif. Such businesses throughout the Kansas City area and nationwide, charge enormous annualized interest rates and fees to people. The widening wealth gap in this country leaves more wage earners with few options for loans to get past unexpected bills.
Pedestrians walk past a Payday Advance shop in San Diego, Calif. Such businesses throughout the Kansas City area and nationwide, charge enormous annualized interest rates and fees to people. The widening wealth gap in this country leaves more wage earners with few options for loans to get past unexpected bills. File photo Bloomberg News
Pedestrians walk past a Payday Advance shop in San Diego, Calif. Such businesses throughout the Kansas City area and nationwide, charge enormous annualized interest rates and fees to people. The widening wealth gap in this country leaves more wage earners with few options for loans to get past unexpected bills. File photo Bloomberg News

Wealth gap in America grows at disturbing pace

March 24, 2015 10:00 AM