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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.

Psst ... wanna buy a bomber?

Aug 17, 2005
Tomorrow morning, off the coast of China, Beijing and Moscow will do something they've never done before: cooperate in a military exercise they're calling "Peace Mission 2005." But there might be a better name. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Rand analyst Roger Cliff.
Posted In: Canada

New corporate boundaries in Japan

Aug 17, 2005
Japan's never been big on letting foreigners play more than a marginal role in its economy. But a decade of recession has opened doors; from Tokyo, Shia Levitt explains.
Posted In: Canada

Delta's destination: bankruptcy?

Aug 16, 2005
Delta's share price has fallen so low it will be booted from the S&P 500 Thursday morning. And it's selling off pieces of itself to say afloat: it'll get $425 million for its regional carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Host Kai Ryssdal talks about Delta's future with Micheline Maynard of the New York Times.

John Roberts' writings in the spotlight

Aug 16, 2005
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library released almost 5,400 pages of files from John Robert's work in the White House yesterday. Amy Scott reports that Roberts' writings may have alienated an important present ally.

Beating an unbearable heat

Aug 16, 2005
The searing heat in California this summer has been deadly, killing at least 10 workers. Now the state has stepped in; new emergency regulations go into effect for all outdoor workers next Monday. Rachel Dornhelm reports from Wasco California.

The architecturally significant 'burbs

Aug 16, 2005
In France, some architects are countering American-style suburbia by tinkering with the very concept of the suburb. John Laurenson traveled 60 miles outside of Paris to report our story.
Posted In: Canada

Corrections

Aug 16, 2005
First, a correction to a <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2005/08/15/PM200508152.html">story we ran yesterday</a> on Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. We said the land would return to Palestinian control. In fact, control of Gaza is being transferred to the Palestinian Authority for the first time.<P>Also, a <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2005/08/10/PM200508102.html">commentary by Robert Reich</a> last week incorrectly characterized a dissenting opinion by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in a case involving the federal government and the environment. Judge Roberts did not say the federal government lacked the power to set national environmental rules limiting real estate development.

The other side of supersizing

Aug 16, 2005
Whether its french fries, buying in bulk or SUVs, Americans have mastered the art of supersizing. But in the Philippines, some are going the other way. Shia Levitt reports from Manila.
Posted In: Canada

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