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Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to raise it, and if so, by how much? There is no objective answer. It depends on the political slant of lawmakers or the views of...

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