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Economists see wage gains as US recovery spreads to more workers

Nascent uptick in wages prompts fresh warnings from more hawkish Fed officials to ward off "potential threat of inflation"

Overall wages in the US went up 0.4 per cent in November, but the gain for lower-paid workers increased only 0.2 per cent.

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FOR years, even as the economy recovered and the stock market soared, most US workers saw little evidence of better times in their paychecks.

But last month's surprisingly large increase in both average hourly and weekly earnings, along with other encouraging data, has