Marketplace PM for August 24, 2005

Episode Description 

The Public's Business: School Reform

There was a time when businesses cared about the education schoolkids recieved. But now business has dropped out of school reform efforts, says analyst and commentator Robert Reich.

How much school does a lawyer need?

Some say that law school is two years' worth of classes crammed into three years. On program has responded: students starting today at the University of Dayton Law School should be done in 2007. Mhari Saito explains.

Wrangling greenhouse gases

Today there's word that nine states in the northeast have agreed to cap emissions coming from power plants. Marketplace's Scott Tong has the story.

The cost of a swabbing a Navy base clean

A submarine base in Connecticut was taken off the chopping block this morning. Commissioners said it was too important to close — might have been too expensive, too. From WNPR, Harriet Jones reports.

Keeping healthy at work

Job coaches will tell you that you're in the best position to ask for a higher salary and more vacation after a job offer is on the table. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH that health coverage may be the new sticking point.