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The news Bankrate's investing reporter is reading this week

Here's what Jim Royal, Bankrate's investing and wealth management reporter, is reading this week.

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    Meet Jim

    James F. Royal, Ph.D., is a senior reporter for investing at Bankrate, and has been investing in the stock market for more than two decades. Royal is the author of The Zen of Thrift Conversions, and holds a doctorate from the University of Florida.

    Jim Royal

    Jim Royal

    James Royal is a reporter covering investing and wealth management. Before joining Bankrate, he worked as a writer for NerdWallet and a stock analyst …

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    A lot of debate swirling around increasing the minimum wage to $15, but in some cases increasing wages is actually more efficient for companies and pays for itself. The details:

    How Higher Wages Can Increase Profits

    How Higher Wages Can Increase Profits

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