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Data Feed: Public support for minimum wage hike, suicidal tendencies, tech gender gap

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Politics Dem. advantage on key issues doesn’t translate to midterm edge, topline, ABC News/Washington Post Is the Democrats’ push on minimum wage working? Washington Post Most voters in N.J., N.Y., Va. favor min. wage hiketopline, Roanoke/Rutgers/Siena Conn. voters support state minimum wage hike 71%-25%, Quinnipiac Virginians split on Obama’s job approval; 80% disapprove job Congress is doing, CNU 51% of N.C. voters oppose gay marriage, 40% support it, topline, Elon Are the Democrats getting too liberal? Washington Post via Pew Research

Economy White House spending projections vs. actual spending, The Washington Post There is no gender gap in tech salaries, Quartz February cold stalls auto-sales growth, Bloomberg

Health & Society Study: Suicidal tendencies are evident before deployment, JAMA Psychiatry via New York Times White women more likely to have out-of-hospital births than any other race/ethnicity, CDC States with highest, lowest obesity rates, Gallup Map: What brings Americans to the ER? The Atlantic Interactive: Is there enough affordable housing in your county? Urban Institute Rich, white, healthy people more likely to hate Obamacare, Urban Institute via The Atlantic 1 in 3 skilled nursing patients were harmed in treatment, HHS via ProPublica Retirement security in an aging society, NBER Quantifying policy tradeoffs to support aging populations, Demographic Research

International Gender pay gap stagnates at 16.4% across Europe, European Commission Do firms in developing countries grow as they age? World Bank Chart: The cost of living around the world, The Economist

Random Sample Interactive: How baby names spread across the U.S., Guardian

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