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  1. 21 U.S. States Hike Minimum Wage

    They’re ringing in raises today. Across America, new laws are requiring employers to pay more per hour to three million workers who earn the least. Twenty-nine states will now exceed the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which hasn’t budged since 2007. Washington offers the highest statewide minimum wage at $9.47, followed by Oregon at $9.25. Activists say the pay boosts don’t go nearly far enough. New Jersey’s minimum wage rises just 13 cents to $8.38. No one’s breaking out the bubbly for that.

    The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor

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