President Obama speaks on raising the minimum wage at he University of Michigan

President Obama speaks on raising the minimum wage at he University of Michigan

Minimum wage increases continue to spread

Analysts predict impact on restaurant profits, industry image

More states and municipalities this month joined the wave of governments mandating higher minimum wages for hourly workers, and the efforts are likely to continue.

New York’s Fast Food Wage Board unanimously recommended increasing the minimum wage at counter-service restaurants with more than 30 units last week, and Kansas City, Mo., on July 16 approved phasing in a $13-an-hour minimum wage for hourly workers.

The two votes were the latest in a long string of loc

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