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Wrangling greenhouse gases

| Aug 24, 2005
Today there's word that nine states in the northeast have agreed to cap emissions coming from power plants. Marketplace's Scott Tong has the story.

The cost of a swabbing a Navy base clean

| Aug 24, 2005
A submarine base in Connecticut was taken off the chopping block this morning. Commissioners said it was too important to close — might have been too expensive, too. From WNPR, Harriet Jones reports.

Keeping healthy at work

| Aug 24, 2005
Job coaches will tell you that you're in the best position to ask for a higher salary and more vacation after a job offer is on the table. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH that health coverage may be the new sticking point.

The Public's Business: School Reform

| Aug 24, 2005
There was a time when businesses cared about the education schoolkids recieved. But now business has dropped out of school reform efforts, says analyst and commentator Robert Reich.

How much school does a lawyer need?

| Aug 24, 2005
Some say that law school is two years' worth of classes crammed into three years. On program has responded: students starting today at the University of Dayton Law School should be done in 2007. Mhari Saito explains.

Retiring to Costa Rica has some surprises

| Aug 24, 2005
Some Americans are looking beyond the retirement havens of Florida and Arizona to places abroad, like Costa Rica. But it seems Americans are exporting the very cost of living they are trying to escape. Dan Grech reports.

Trouble for the bubble?

| Aug 24, 2005
If you were thinking of buying a house last month, maybe you just gave up: the sale of existing homes dropped off 2.6 percent in July. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the prospects for real estate.

Calling a hotel home

| Aug 24, 2005
It began a few years ago: Guests in posh hotels could buy almost everything in their rooms to take home-the sheets, beds, artwork, furniture, even plants. But now you can move right in; Rudy Maxa has the story.

How's your SUV's MPG?

| Aug 23, 2005
The Transportation Department today proposed raising the minimum mileage for sport utility vehicles and light trucks. John Dimsdale reports the new rules would be a (small) step in the right direction.

Buying a home in San Franscisco

| Aug 23, 2005
Sales of existing homes slid 2.6 percent in July. That's partly because interest rates were up, and the median home price hit an all-time high. San Francisco is trying to take the edge off — Cheryl Glaser reports.

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