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The Minimum Wage And The Midterms03:42

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The White House has been pushing for an increase to the federal minimum wage, and it’s a top issue for Democrats.

Vice President Joe Biden — who gave the weekly address for the White House — said the country's economy has improved, but workers are long overdue for wage increases.

NPR’s senior business editor Marilyn Geewax tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson why this issue may figure significantly during midterm elections in November.


This segment aired on September 8, 2014.

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