Marketplace PM for August 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.
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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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.
Even for renters, it's not always easy to find a decent place to live. And according to commentator Amy Sullivan, it's especially hard in Washington DC.