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Massachusetts Senate approves hike in state minimum wage

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BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate has voted to raise the state's minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour by 2016 and tie subsequent increases to inflation. The bill, approved by a 32-7 vote Tuesday, would increase the wage for the state's lowest-paid workers in increments over the next three years, starting in July 2014. After 2016, future increases would be linked to the Consumer Price...