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    Obama pledges to raise minimum wage in second term

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    by euronews (in English)

    A 20 percent hike in the minimum wage is one of US President Barack Obama's second term plans announced in his State of the Union address.

    Obama told a joint session of Congress that he had support from senior figures in corporate America for the move.

    If he gets enough political backing for the dormant plan, an estimated 15 million Americans will see incomes rise.