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Business, labor split over minimum wage

Nevada business and labor groups are split over a proposed measure that would raise the state's minimum wage but make it more difficult for...

Most Americans favor a higher minimum wage

Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, as well as requiring employers to provide paid sick leave and parental leave, according to a new...

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others...

GOP derails minimum wage increase in Senate

Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's economic plans and ensuring...

Senate set to kill minimum wage increase bill

Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking an election-year bill...

Senate nears election-year mininum wage vote

Win or lose — and they'll probably lose — Democrats hope this week's Senate showdown over raising the federal minimum wage reaps them benefits...

Raising wages would cost business $15 billion

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries...

Not everyone benefits from minimum wage increases

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of...

White House wants pay hikes for workers who get tips

The White House said on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for workers who receive tips would disproportionately benefit low-income women and help close the...

Obama stepping up pressure on minimum wage

Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to...