Obama: Income Inequality a Defining Challenge
President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, arguing that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and the growing income gap is a "defining challenge of our time."
Obama Pressed to Do More on Jobs, Wages
The nation's slowly improving jobs picture hides problems like stagnant wages and fewer working hours that strike directly at President Barack Obama's base of support -- young people, racial minorities and the less affluent.