Minimum Wage Battle Heats Up: What Does It Mean for Investors?
On Thursday's edition of Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
In cities across the country, fast-food employees are protesting for a $15 minimum wage. McDonalds , Burger King , and Yum Brands are bearing the brunt of their anger. Industry opponents to the proposed wage increase argue that a hike would mean increased automation, fewer jobs, and higher costs for consumers; but how would it impact investors? In our lead story on Investor Beat, Jason discusses the likelihood of a minimum wage increase, and which restaurants are in the best shape to withstand a wage hike.
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