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Reuters reports that the California State Senate has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $11 per hour next year, a move that, if it becomes law, "would supersede a measure passed less than two years ago raising the minimum wage to $10 over the same period."

The bill "would still have to pass the state Assembly and be approved by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. It is opposed by numerous business organizations including the California Chamber of Commerce."


• The New York Times reports that "stepping into line with many of its competitors, Foster Farms, one of the nation’s largest poultry producers, is moving to stop using antibiotics that are also administered to humans ... Foster is also introducing a line of organic poultry products. Poultry companies like Perdue and Tyson Foods have previously announced plans to eliminate human antibiotics from their processes, as major customers like McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A have demanded antibiotic-free meat."
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