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Philadelphia Approves Tax on Soda, Sugary Drinks

If you visit Philadelphia and want to quench your thirst with a Coke, get ready to pay more. The fifth-largest U.S. city Thursday enacted a tax of 50 cents per liter on sweet sodas and other soft drinks with sugar added, such as sports drinks, coffee drinks and sweetened iced tea. The City Council voted the tax into law despite a challenge by the soft drink industry, which spent millions of dollars in a campaign opposing the soda tax, calling it a discriminatory measure that would...

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