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Matt Yglesias reports for Slate that in tonight's speech, President Obama will look to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour and to index it to inflation.  This would be the first time the minimum wage would be up to that point since 1981.  This would be a big step for America and for the "99%."  It will be interesting to see how this is addressed in the speech.

It has also been reported that the top 1% has captured 121% of the gains during the recovery by Think Progress.  This too will be interesting to watch as President Obama addresses each of these issues.