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      D.C. minimum wage for large retailers could reach $12.50 per hour

      A bill that would require major retailers in the District to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour may be put before the entire D.C. Council as soon as this week, the Washington Business Journal reports.

      A Council panel unanimously approved the measure last Friday, which defines a "large retailer" as any store whose parent company earns a gross income of at least $1 billion per year, the Business Journal reports.

      D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson originally introduced the idea several years ago.

      READ MORE at bizjournals.com/washington.