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Obama: Mayors need extension of jobless benefits, minimum-wage hike

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President Obama turned to newly elected mayors Friday to press for an extension of unemployment benefits and an increase in the minimum wage, legislative goals that have both stalled on Capitol Hill. “You’ve got potentially 1.3 million people who, during Christmas-time, are going to lose their unemployment benefits, at a time when it’s still very difficult for a lot of folks to find a job,”...

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