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  • The 10 U.S. Companies with the Most Minimum Wage Workers ronald mcdonald-001 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. These companies will feel the most heat...
  • How the 2014 Minimum Wage Debate Will End harry reid 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 this issue will only get more prickly for them...
  • 2014 State of the Union Address: Nine Ideas You'll Hear Tonight and Why They Matter

    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:

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  • The Surprising Benefits of Raising the Minimum Wage Transaction 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. It makes more sense than you'd think...
  • Minimum Wage Increase: Obama's Proposal and Realities current-minimum-wage

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9, saying the move would reduce poverty and stimulate the economy.

    "Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour," President Obama said. "This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families. It could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank, rent or eviction, scraping by or finally getting ahead.

    "For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their pockets. And a whole lot of folks out there would probably need less help from government."

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