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Starting in April, 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will be getting a pay raise. Full and part-time workers will earn at least $9.00 an hour — $1.75 above today’s federal minimum wage.

“The retailer says wages will jump to at least $10.00 one year from now,” reports NPR News

(READ the full story from NPR)

Story tip from S. Ghent