Va. business owner raises wages at Obama's suggestion

02/14/2013 | Christian Science Monitor, The

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9. Kelly Wilson, owner of 3D Sports in Virginia, was listening to the speech and decided on the spot to raise her employees' hourly to pay to $9. "I'm not trying to set a trend," she said. "I'm trying to do what is right." Some conservatives say a higher minimum wage would lead to job losses, while some liberals say it would help low-wage workers.

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