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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US markets were able to rally hard and largely trim the day's losses. Meanwhile, a bounce in crude oil could be in the offing.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
This Texas family has a substantial income and doesn't splurge on extras but still finds there's little left at the end of the month.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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