Minimum wage: Steady nationally, rising in 7 states

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The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour in 2013, but the minimum wage will rise in at least seven states on Jan. 1.

The list: Arizona, up from $7.65 to $7.80 per hour; Florida, from $7.67 to $7.79 per hour; Montana, from $7.65 to $7.80 per hour; Ohio, from $7.70 to $7.85 per hour for certain businesses; Oregon, from $8.80 to $8.95 per hour; Rhode Island, from $7.40 to $7.75 per hour; and Washington, from $9.04 to $9.19 per hour.

Minimum wages in Missouri and Vermont are also set to be adjusted on Jan. 1.

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