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State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.

In a speech devised to appeal to working families, Mr Obama outlined his strategy for "middle-class economics".

However the plans are unlikely to make it past a Republican-controlled Congress.

Naomi Grimley reports.

  • 21 Jan 2015
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