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Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.
The median household income in America rose by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, the nation's third straight year of income growth.
The North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton region ranked No. 12 in a list of the most unequal metropolitan areas in the country.
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett together now have more wealth than 160 million Americans, or 63 million households.
America's median household income grew by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016 and the percentage of those in poverty declined by .8 percent.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced earlier this month that real median household income increased by 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015, while the official poverty rate decreased 1.2 percentage points.
According to a new study, Sarasota County ranked as the 33rd most unequal county in the nation, with the top 1 percent earning 40.1 times as much as the rest of the population.
In April, Americans' personal income increased $69.8 billion, or 0.4 percent, while disposable personal income increased $63.5 billion, or 0.5 percent.
Are you rich? Former Barron's editor Rich Rescigno answers what turns out to be--in Sarasota these days--a $9 million question.