Obama Calls For Action To Be Taken To Address Inequality in the US

Wants minimum wage increased


President Barack Obama has called for action to remedy what he described as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.

He called for a rise in the minimum wage and for stronger collective bargaining laws, among other measures.

He also said his embattled healthcare overhaul would ease one part of American families' financial struggle.

Mr Obama's approval ratings have plummeted in recent weeks amid that law's botched rollout.