Making the rockets red glare and bombs burst in air isn't cheap. Fourth of July displays can cost up to several million dollars. Find out where the most awe-inspiring (and most expensive) fireworks can be seen this July 4.
The Tea Party faithful weren't feeling the love Thursday in Philadelphia's Love Park. Disgruntled citizens gathered there and at nearby City Hall and Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers crafted our system of government, to vent their frustrations about the federal government.
Last week, Wynn met with Philly's mayor about the former Foxwoods Casino. By the meeting's end, he said "the deal is done." But within a matter of days, Wynn backed out of the agreement -- and no one knows exactly why.
When Steve Wynn first proposed taking over the stalled Foxwoods casino project in Philadelphia, he said his version would be "cute." Now he is promising a gambling hall that will be "Wynn top to bottom."
Soda is the latest target of sin taxes, and New York City is at the forefront, but a recent study says soda consumers there are more than twice as likely to be low-income and almost three times as likely to be minorities. A regressive soda tax falls more heavily on the heads of New York's poor.
The recession may claim another victim: The Philadelphia Orchestra. The 110-year old cultural mainstay may declare bankruptcy after ticket sales dwindled this season and its endowment failed to meet its goal.