A family of four could pay up to $240 more for a round-trip flight this summer.
As more cities mull a soda tax to raise money, the beverage industry marshals its forces.
The bill is designed to help prevent crises like the 2008 financial panic. Stocks sold off ahead of passage. The bill must be reconciled with a House-passed bill.
Senators voted against ending debate and moving forward with the financial-reform bill.
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