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Israel's Gaza withdrawl

Aug 19, 2005
Things are starting to settle down in Gaza; the Israeli evacuation may be complete by early next week. The country is looking for money to support the relocation process. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

The NCAA and the NIT

Aug 18, 2005
What do poorly paid college assistant coaches, aluminum baseball bats, and a New York City basketball tournament have in common? All three have been the subject of antitrust lawuits faced by the National Collegiate Athletic Association — aka the NCAA. Marketplace's business of sports analyst Ed Derse talks to Kai Ryssdal about the NCAA's new deal with the NIT.

Easy rider

Aug 18, 2005
The Brits have come up with a new electronic surveillance system that makes it easy to track you as you zoom past toll booths. It's kind of EZ-Pass meets LoJack. Is America far behind? Stephen Beard reports.

Copyright-friendly file sharing

Aug 18, 2005
Software companies that enable users to share files illegally can now be held liable. This has created an opportunity for legal peer to peer networks — "legal" meaning that copyright holders get paid. Gideon D'Arcangelo reports.

More more more Google

Aug 18, 2005
The world's most-used search engine said this morning it's going to sell 14.2 million additional shares. Of course, they'll cost you three times what you would've paid when the company went public a year ago. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.

Are gas prices making Chris Farrell crazy?

Aug 18, 2005
Sure, the price of gas has shot up recently. Chris Farrell says: bring it on! Add some taxes! Scott Jagow asks if he's lost his mind.

Shocking developments in oil

Aug 18, 2005
An oil crisis simulation was staged in California yesterday. Participants included a congresswoman, an ex-governor and a former spy chief, all pretending to be presidential cabinet members. Jeff Tyler was there.

Zero-energy homes

Aug 18, 2005
Cheryl Glaser talks to Dawn Stover of Popular Science magazine about houses where the electrical meters run backward. Being enviromentally conscious now means giving back to the grid, instead of leaving it.

Where there's smoke

Aug 17, 2005
A study out today calculates the medical costs of second-hand smoke to the US economy. The study comes from the Society of Actuaries — the people who calculate risk and set life insurance rates. Helen Palmer reports from the health desk at WGBH.

Getting a line on power markets

Aug 17, 2005
State officials are still trying to get over the rolling blackouts California faced when the retail power market was deregulated — James Murdock reports that they're looking to Massachusetts for advice.

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