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Jul 24 2009 Bemidji Pioneer (MN)
An economic stimulus of a different sort takes effect today, as the federal minimum wage rises from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour. The move will create an extra $5.5 billion in consumer spending over the next year, Obama administration officials...
Jul 24 2009 Kansas City InfoZine
Holly Sklar is author of the report "Raise the Minimum Wage to $10 in 2010" and the book "Raise The Floor: Wages and Policies That Work For All Of Us," Sklar said yesterday: "The minimum wage is stuck in the 1950s. With the raise to $7.25, the...
John Henderson
Jul 24 2009 Rocky Mount Telegram (NC)

Teleasa Ellis got a 70-cent-per-hour raise Friday, thanks to a federal increase in the minimum wage.

Ellis, who works at The Wash House Laundromat in Rocky Mount, is among the local employees who had been earning the minimum wage of $6....

Laura Fitzpatrick
Jul 24 2009 Time Magazine

With the U.S. trillions of dollars in the hole, 70 cents an hour sounds like chump change. But it's a big boost for the millions of workers who earn that much extra as of July 24. The increase is the third and final uptick in a hike that has...

Jul 24 2009 Associated Press (AP) Online Video Network
Click title link to watch news video including Cinda Cameron, co-chair, Georgia Minimum Wage Campaign.
Pat Garofalo
Jul 24 2009 Think Progress: The Wonk Room
Today, Fox News ran a segment on today’s minimum wage increase — which raises the minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour — accompanied by a chyron stating “How The Hike Will Hurt.”

While...

Dionne Walker
Jul 23 2009 Associated Press
ATLANTA — A federal minimum wage increase that takes effect Friday could prolong the recession, some economists say, by forcing small businesses to lay off the same workers that the pay hike passed in better times was meant to help.

The increase...

Kent Ross
Jul 23 2009 Distributed by American Forum
As a small business owner, I find that people expect me to grumble about the increase in the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour as of July 24. But I’m not grumbling. In fact, I think it should be raised further.

Every...