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Bank of America raised minimum wage to $17/hour, to keep raising to $20/hour

Tomi Kilgore

Bank of America Corp. said Wednesday it will raise its minimum hourly wage to $20 over a two-year period. The first incremental increase was to $17, which was made on May 1 and will be reflected in this week's paychecks. The rate will continue to increase until it reaches $20 in 2021. "We have raised our minimum wage because we believe that to best serve our customers and clients, we need the best teams," said Sheri Bronstein, chief human resources officer. The stock, which fell 1.0% in premarket trade amid a selloff in the broader stock market, has rallied 16.2% year to date through Tuesday, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has climbed 12.9% and the S&P 500 has gained 13.1%.