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Marketplace AM for August 18, 2005

Episode Description 

Are gas prices making Chris Farrell crazy?

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

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

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.