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Obama's Minimum Wage Plan Part of Broad US Debate

U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federal government contract workers sets the stage for a renewed Washington political fight over whether to increase paychecks for low-income workers across the country.The White House announced Tuesday Mr. Obama would sign an executive order increasing the pay floor for new government contractors from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. In 2012, the government said 16,000 federal workers were paid at or below the minimum wage, so...

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