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January 28, 2014 6:24 PM

Minimum wage boost for workers on federal contract jobs could aid others

An executive order by President Barack Obama to pay at least $10.10 an hour to those workers will probably affect fewer than half a million people directly. “But when the minimum rises for a subset of the workforce, it has larger ramifications,” said John Henry, an economics professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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