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Senate Ponders Increase in Minimum Wage

The Senate will debate a measure that would increase the nation's minimum wage, which currently stands at $5.15. Democrats are pushing for an increase of about $2 per hour while Republicans favor a smaller increase. Many business groups oppose the proposed hike.

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Kathleen Schalch
Kathleen Schalch is a general assignment reporter on NPR's national desk. Her coverage can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.