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Rick Caruso
Caruso sees that raising the minimum wage can have a maximal effect
Caruso sees that raising the minimum wage can have a maximal effect

Things just weren't working out for Anthony Henry in 2010. Although he had no trouble finding work, he didn't make enough to rent an apartment, so he lived in his car. "I parked in West L.A. under a tree," said Henry. "I'd walk from the car to The Grove because I didn't have enough money for gas." Henry earned minimum wage at a department store in the shopping center, working first in the coffee shop and later in men's clothing. At the coffee shop, he got to know a couple of employees from Caruso Affiliated, which owns The Grove, and asked them to keep him in mind if any jobs opened up. That led to a 12-hour weekly job as a Grove concierge at $11 an hour. But he still held on to his...

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