The Internal Revenue Service says it's seeing a surge in phone scams. More than 5,000 victims have been duped out of $26.5 million since late 2013. It's hard to know what exactly con artists are thinking when they target their victims. But now, we know what they are saying.
Before we get started, keep this in mind: The IRS says it doesn't call about outstanding taxes without first mailing you a bill.
Philadelphia's new mayor wants to do something few American cities have done: pass a tax on soda and other sugary drinks.
So far, Berkeley, Calif., has been the only U.S. city to approve such a tax. That measure was aimed at reducing soda consumption (and the negative health effects that go along with drinking too much of it).