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President Obama inside a New Britain, Connecticut restaurant for lunch
President Obama inside a New Britain, Connecticut restaurant for lunch (WTIC TV)
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Obama: Congress Should Follow New England on Wages

Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November's midterm elections.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Obama Pitches Minimum Wage Hike With Democratic Governors

President Barack Obama promoted his effort to raise the minimum wage on Friday, declaring in a meeting with Democratic governors that higher pay is not only "good policy, it also happens to be good politics."

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el rey de la noche
el rey de la noche
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Late Show [2/20]: Should the Federal Minimum Wage be Raised? [POLL]

It’s New Jersey’s ONLY ALL LIVE –ALL LOCAL-ALL NIGHT SHOW, with me, Jersey Guy Ray Rossi – “el rey de la noche” – merely a guy with a microphone, transmitter, and internet connection

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Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Raise Pay for Millions

Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 workers, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.

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Kevork Djansezian Collection: Getty Images News
Kevork Djansezian Collection: Getty Images News
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Should the Minimum Wage be Raised for Food Servers? [POLL]

To Insure Proper Service – aka Tips. That’s what restaurant servers and bar staff survive on. That plus the meager 2.13 an hour minimum wage they make on top of that.

Do you think it’s enough, or should the state impose a higher minimum wage for restaurant workers – just as the state did through referendum raising the overall minimum wage from 7

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Is the Minimum Wage Ripple Effect Real? [AUDIO]

At the beginning of this month, New Jersey raised the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, and a report by the Economic Policy Institute estimates millions of higher-earning workers in New Jersey and other states will see their salaries raised in order for companies to preserve the wage structure.

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Minimum Wage
Minimum wage campaign (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ’s Minimum Wage Hike Kicks in Tomorrow [AUDIO]

Roughly 250,000 Garden State residents earning minimum wage will be getting a $1 pay increase beginning tomorrow.

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Money in hand
Flickr User 401(K) 2012
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Income Gap Affecting U.S. Economy [AUDIO]

Income inequality has gradually worsened over the past several years, but the trend doesn't only hurt those at the bottom end. The nation's overall economy suffers as well.

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Governor Chrisite - Jose Marti Freshman Academy
Governor Chris Christie speaks during an appearance at Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City (Govenror's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Gov. Christie Reacts to Minimum Wage Hike

Governor Christie says New Jersey voters made a big mistake by approving an increased minimum wage that comes with annual adjustments.

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Flickr User Keith Ramsey
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Hike the Wage Supporters Savor Victory

Despite staunch opposition from many in the business community, New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a ballot question to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25 on Jan. 1 and then adjust it annually based on cost of living increases.

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