March 5, 2013 6:00 AM

Former Obama economist leery of minimum-wage hike

Christina Romer was President Obama's first chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, so her skepticism toward the president's proposed minimum-wage increase is news in itself. In a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/business/the-minimum-wage-employment-and-income-distribution.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0">piece </a> in The New York Times, Romer notes that the issue is complicated and the research largely inconclusive

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