6 top ways Clinton, Trump split on money issues


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From their speeches and comments, you might assume that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are far apart on every topic.

Not so.

The Democratic and Republican nominees for president are close on issues like Social Security (don’t cut it, although some GOP leaders would disagree), the minimum wage (raise it), and trade (reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement).

But the electoral combatants differ on a few money matters, differences that were on display during the conventions and, later, in dueling economic speeches in Michigan.

For example, in a speech before the Detroit Economic Club, Trump distanced himself further from Clinton on the issue of taxes.

In her economics speech in Warren, Michigan, Clinton offered a little something for everyone — support for clean energy, broadband for everyone, simplified tax filing for small businesses, debt-free college education for the middle class, opposition to trade pacts and more infrastructure funding to create jobs.

Here’s what to know about each side’s positions on financial issues.

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