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Tyree Johnson, a 20-year McDonald's employee making minimum wage, wears an #FF15 pin in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 26, 2012.

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Tyree Johnson, a 20-year McDonald's employee making minimum wage, wears an #FF15 pin in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 26, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $9

That’s the federal minimum wage proposed by President Barack Obama. In his State of the Union address on Feb. 12, Obama said the hourly minimum wage should be raised to $9 from $7.25 by the end of 2015. “Today a...

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