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Some Low-wage US Workers Getting Raise in 2015

About 2.4 million low-paid workers in the United States are getting a pay raise on New Year's Day as new minimum wage laws take effect. In the United States, the minimum pay is $7.25 an hour, which translates to a yearly salary of $15,080. But 20 of the country's 50 states and the national capital of Washington passed new laws in recent months or had already imposed requirements that now will boost wages above the national level, to an average of $8 an hour, or $16,640...

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