Whether President Obama succeeds in getting Congress to raise the minimum wage or not, the companies with the most low-wage workers are on notice that this issue will be in the spotlight right through the November mid-term elections.
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The latest exchange on raising the minimum wage in 2014 -- triggered by a Congressional Budget Office report that gave ammo to both sides -- is just one chapter in this ongoing political brawl. But as the year wears on, Republicans will find that
SOTU 2014: U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address tonight, which means tomorrow most media outlets will graph and "wordcloud" his most used buzzwords like "jobs," "invest," and "innovate."
Instead of waiting until after the SOTU, we put together the nine phrases you're likely to hear tonight - as well as why President Obama needs to address them.
Here's your outline of State of the Union 2014:
It's common wisdom that raising the minimum wage is bad for business, and thus bad for the economy. Or is it? Some conservative economists are now arguing that increasing the minimum wage would stimulate the U.S. economy and save the government billions of dollars in addition to improving the lives of low income workers.