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This undated photo provided by Harvard Press shows French economist Thomas Piketty. In his new book, Piketty, who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. economy is beginning to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. (AP Photo/Harvard Press, Emmanuelle Marchadour)
This undated photo provided by Harvard Press shows French economist Thomas Piketty. In his new book, Piketty, who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1...
In this photo made on Friday, March 28, 2014, construction continues on a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for March on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
In this photo made on Friday, March 28, 2014, construction continues on a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for...
Trader John Bowers works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors assess more corporate earnings. Shares were mixed Wednesday April 23, 2014 as weak data from China sapped the upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Trader John Bowers works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors assess more...
This illustration provided by Google highlights a new Google Maps Street View snapshots feature, which allow users to see what specific neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods during the past seven years that Google Inc. has been dispatching camera-toting cars to take pictures for its maps. This image shows what the Howard Theater in Washington looked like in July 2009, left, and after renovation in May 2012, right. (AP Photo/Google)
This illustration provided by Google highlights a new Google Maps Street View snapshots feature, which allow users to see what specific neighborhoods and...
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In this Oct. 8, 2012 file photo, a Delta Air Lines airplane is parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren File)
In this Oct. 8, 2012 file photo, a Delta Air Lines airplane is parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta reports quarterly earnings on...
This Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, shows the Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters building in Cincinnati. P&G reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
This Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, shows the Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters building in Cincinnati. P&G reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014....
This Oct. 21, 2009 file photo shows Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, in Philadelphia. Reynolds American reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
This Oct. 21, 2009 file photo shows Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, in Philadelphia. Reynolds American reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April...
In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen's prosecution of Melton for his involvement in a 2011 shooting. Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang, orchestrated the abduction from behind bars using a cellphone, the indictment said. (AP Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, File)
In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended...