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Bluefield, WV (WVVA)--Since 2009, the Federal Minimum Wage has remained at $7.25 an hour.  Twenty-three states, including the Two Virginias, have set minimum wage at that 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One argument against raising wages is the impact it would have on an employer's budget, and as a result, the job market.

However, Dr. Charlotte Davis with the Division of Business at Concord University says ultimately, raising Minimum Wage by a few dollars wouldn't hurt businesses, especially large corporations.  "Raising the Minimum Wage doesn't put the employer at a disadvantage, because competitors would be required to pay the employees at least the same amount."

Tonight on WVVA News at 6:00,  Brittany Williams takes an inside look at the history of Minimum Wage, and talks with one local fast food worker about the impact it is making on him and his family.

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