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D.C. could force huge wage increase on city's big retailers

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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson's bill to require big retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" is back, this time with nearly the entire council backing it. The legislation would require any business with 75,000 square feet or more of retail space and a parent company with annual gross revenues of more than $1 billion to pay workers at least $11.75 an hour -- $3.50 more than the...