Marketplace PM for August 17, 2005

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Where there's smoke

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.
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Getting a line on power markets

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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Psst ... wanna buy a bomber?

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
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Finding an apartment on the right side

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.
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New corporate boundaries in Japan

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

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