Marketplace PM for August 22, 2005
Senior citizens have become a consumer force to be reckoned with — but no one likes to be told a certain product is perfect for them just 'cause they're older. Blaine Branchik tells host Kai Ryssdal that selling to seniors has always been tricky.
Breeders are coming up with endless variations of designer hybrid dogs. Most of us just call 'em mutts — but these pups come with a pedigree-style pricetag. Mhari Saito reports.
Last night in London, hundreds of young people — mainly Middle Easterners — gathered to hear a speaker named Amr Khaled. Writer and commentator Shereen El Feki hears hope in his message.
China and the US may sign a big textile agreement next month. Other countries have textile industries at risk, too — and it's all they can do to keep investors from pulling up stakes and leaving. Megan Williams has our story.
Today a gallon of gas or fancy cup of coffee costs about three bucks. But you can get a short story from Amazon.com for just 49 cents. Marketplace's Hillary Wicai eyes the cheap download offer.