Economics & Economy

Philly soda prices will have some extra fizz in 2017

Jun 17, 2016
Janet Nguyen

Philadelphia has just become the first major city in the U.S. to pass a soda tax, a measure that will charge residents an extra 1.5 cents per ounce for soft drinks beginning on January 1.

The tax is expected to raise about $91 million annually, which will be spent on pre-K programs, libraries and parks, along with various other initiatives and services, according to

D Gorenstein

On Friday, the National Academies of Science will release a report assessing the quality of trauma care in the United States.

This comes less than a week after dozens of people fled to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to get treatment for gunshot wounds sustained during Sunday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub.

The study suggests many of our hospitals are unprepared for growing threats like mass shootings and bombings.

Where have all the corporations gone?

Jun 17, 2016
David Brancaccio

In our series "The Price of Profits," we're exploring corporations. What are they for? Whom are they for? And how that impacts the economy and you.

People choosing active shooter training

Jun 17, 2016
Sally Herships

It was in 2006, after a shooting in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, at an Amish school, when business began to pick up for Greg Crane. Crane is CEO of the ALICE Training Institute, which calls itself the first active shooter response program and provides training for how to respond in an active shooter scenario.

The temp industry is at an all-time high

Jun 17, 2016
Steve Gardner