Marketplace AM for August 31, 2005

Episode Description 

Taking a big hit from Katrina

A gas leak, ham sandwiches, and beach chairs: Dan Grech reports on how one father-son business weathered Hurricane Katrina.

The Public's Business: a lion in winter

Robert Reich takes a look at where gas and oil prices are today, and at what that means for keeping homes warm come winter.

Surf City USA

California's Huntington Beach plans to license a line of "Surf City USA" beach apparel and accessories. Nancy Farghalli reports that there may be a few swells along the way.