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US Boosts Overtime Pay

U.S. President Barack Obama extended overtime pay benefits Wednesday for 4.2 million American workers, an attempt to increase the paychecks for employees who often work long hours without getting any extra money. Obama’s order doubles the pay threshold at which U.S. companies have to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours a week, from $23,660 to nearly $47,500. Obama's directive could especially affect workers in fast food restaurants and retail stores, where...

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