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The state of California is about to become the first in the nation to set a $10 an hour minimum wage, which could help alleviate the financial woes of some 1.5 million low-wage workers there.
The corporate retail giant is threatening to pull out of plans to open several stores in Washington, D.C., if the city passes a higher minimum wage law that would boost the hourly income of lowly paid Walmart workers by nearly $5.
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The slow bulldozing of government protections has allowed lawmakers to re-examine programs and policies that haven’t been touched for decades.
A look at the day’s political happenings, including the White House weighing in on whether cellphones should be locked and Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage.
The group, which targeted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO headquarters Tuesday, wants to see the minimum wage raised from its current $7.25 an hour to $10.50.
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