Marketplace PM for August 23, 2005

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How's your SUV's MPG?

The Transportation Department today proposed raising the minimum mileage for sport utility vehicles and light trucks. John Dimsdale reports the new rules would be a (small) step in the right direction.

Buying a home in San Franscisco

Sales of existing homes slid 2.6 percent in July. That's partly because interest rates were up, and the median home price hit an all-time high. San Francisco is trying to take the edge off — Cheryl Glaser reports.

Forth & Towne: not a place, a state of mind

Tomorrow in West Nyack New York Gap will open a store called Forth and Towne — it targets shoppers 35 and older with "a new women's apparel retail concept." Host Kai Ryssdal talks to marketing expert Seth Godin.

Baby love, TV baby love

This week the Cartoon Network set its sights on TVs littlest viewers by launching a new block of cartoons called Tickle U. Psychologist and commentator Susan Linn isn't laughing.

Killer sentences

Author Don Watson says tortured phrases are creeping into corporate and daily life more and more. He's written a book called <em>Death Sentences</em>. And he tells host Kai Rysdall about one that just went too far.