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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The Bay Area economy is picking up steam with rising incomes and falling unemployment rates. But for those at the bottom of the economic ladder, it’s moving in the wrong direction, as they see the American Dream slipping from their grasp.READ MORE: 2 Men Suspected Of Setting Massive Caldor Fire Under Arrest
For those at the top, the economic recovery has been robust with appreciating portfolios and rising home values. UC Berkeley Public Policy Professor Robert Reich said for the working poor, it’s a different story.