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Tough reality check for Trump's pledge to revive small towns

To help low-wage industries such as textiles or offer a "new deal" for blacks, he needs to tackle income gap

Economists say that even if economic growth accelerates under Mr Trump, it may not do much to counter the downward pressure on wages and middle income jobs from automation and technology.

Charlotte, North Carolina

DONALD Trump's promise to revive small town America faces a tough challenge in an economy that for decades has been wired to direct income and opportunities towards urban hubs and the better educated.

Little in the president-elect's so far sketchy economic...

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