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CEO Nigel Travis of Dunkin' Donuts believes a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers is "absolutely outrageous." (CNN)

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In this photo taken on June 30, 2015, Kerry P. Gorman, left, with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, speaks to Pfc. Melanie Rodriguez, center, of the Bronx, and Pfc. Anthony Sanelli, of Queens, about employment opportunities during a job fair at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

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In this Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, of Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to members of the media after attending a hearing in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Denver, Colo. Attorneys for Little Sisters of the Poor and four Oklahoma Christian colleges announced Thursday, July 23, 2015 that they will appeal the previous week’s ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that found that President Obama’s health care law adequately protects them from having to provide coverage of contraception for their employees. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

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Paul Russo works on the letters for the Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial in Washington on July 21, 2014. According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, nearly 60,000 veterans collected more than $3.5 billion in 2013 in military retirement pay, disability benefits from Veterans Affairs and disability checks from Social Security. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Anousone Sudettanh, an employee of Waste Management Inc., collects garbage for the city of Seattle on April 5, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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In her highly touted economic policy speech on wage inequality and job creation Monday in New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton unexpectedly took what was seen as a sideswipe at Uber, Airbnb and other pioneers of the "sharing economy," saying the model left too many workers reliant on short-term contracts and freelance gigs without the benefits and protections of traditional jobs. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse on July 2, 2015, about the economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's economic platform is expected to include familiar liberal tropes such as a call to raise the minimum wage, heavily taxing the superrich, investment in infrastructure and subsidizing college tuition. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville show what happened when in 1968 when ABC in hiring public intellectuals William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal to provide commentary during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

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The crude oil debate has once again pitted President Obama against his traditional friends in organized labor. Major labor unions also have criticized the president for refusing to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which the administration admits would create more than 40,000 jobs. (Associated Press)

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A police officer stands as pensioners wait outside the main gate of the national bank of Greece to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) in central Athens, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Pedestrians walk in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Japan's June unemployment rate climbed 0.2 percent to 3.7 percent compared to 3.5 percent in May, the government statistics bureau said. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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overdrawn: Greek pensioners enter a bank to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros — $134 — in Athens Tuesday as the country's financial situation remains precarious. (Associated Press photographs)

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he arrives on Air Force One at La Crosse Regional Airport, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in La Crosse, Wis. The president is en route to the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse where he is to speak about the economy and promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Illustration on raising the minimum wage in light of its effect on Puerto Rico by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback asks a question during a meeting with legislative leaders about the state's plans for issuing $1 billion in bonds to boost the financial health of its public pension system for teachers and government workers, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Market conditions could delay or prevent the state from issuing the bonds. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wis., Thursday, July 2, 2015, about the economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wis., Thursday, July 2, 2015, about the economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama waves as he boards Air Force One, Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to La Crosse, Wis., where he is to speak at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse about economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the nation’s third-largest school district is making $200 million in cuts that won’t affect schools opening on time or class size. The reductions detailed at a Wednesday news conference come after the district paid a $634 million pension bill that district officials said it couldn't afford. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)