• In this 2012 photo provided by Jamie Gilpin, Gilpin, center, poses for a photo with his wife, Joy Cadelina Gilpin, right, and daughter, Celeste Gilpin, at Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, near Asheville, N.C. Small businesses in North Carolina are worried about fallout from the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Jamie Gilpin said that his bicycle tours business has seen a decline in inquiries since the law was passed. (Jim Gilpin/Courtesy of Jamie Gilpin via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Fallout from North Carolina LGBT law worries small business

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  • In this June 2, 2014, file photo, a sign that reads "15 Good Work Seattle" is displayed below Seattle City Hall, right, and the Columbia Center building, left, after the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage measure. As states and cities gradually implement new laws to raise wages to at least $15 an hour, they are confronting a challenge experts say has long bedeviled the nation’s municipalities: policing tens of thousands of businesses to obey wage laws. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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