President Obama calls for higher minimum wage following disappointing job report

Obama hold conference to discuss minimum wage, among other things.
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Following the weakest job report in seven months, President Obama spoke to the press Friday about the economy and publicly called for Congress to raise the minimum wage.

"To reward some of the hardest working people in America, Congress should raise the minimum wage," Obama said, pointing out that by raising paychecks, people would also spend more and boost business.

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