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Biden's stimulus plan includes proposed hike in minimum wage to $15 an hour

Joe Biden has unveiled an ambitious $1.9 trillion recovery plan.
Joe Biden has unveiled an ambitious $1.9 trillion recovery plan. © FRANCE 24
By: Cole STANGLER
8 min

Among the highlights of US President-elect Joe Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal are another round of direct payments to Americans and a hike in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour. We take a closer look at that last proposal, which comes amid growing pressure to raise wages. Also, we look at Indian farmers' talks with the government over hotly-contested agriculture reforms. Plus, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire doubles down on his opposition to a proposed takeover of supermarket giant Carrefour.