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Aug 28, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Fuel costs motivate shipping changes

Aug 28, 2008
High fuel costs have companies reconsidering their shipping methods. One strategy is to get goods made closer to home and use trains for your cargo instead of planes. Janet Babin looks into what else companies are doing.

Are you hot enough for Abercrombie?

Aug 28, 2008
Abercrombie and Fitch employees say they're being discriminated against for not being attractive enough. Ashley Milne-Tyte explores the chain's "hierarchy of hotness" and why not everyone can work the floor.

Prizes to avoid on a game show

Aug 28, 2008
The odds of walking away with a prize on a game show are much better than winning the lottery. But Jeff Tyler reports why you may want to avoid that Hawaiian vacation and shoot for the cash.

Alcohol as an economic indicator

Aug 28, 2008
Diageo, the world's largest liquor maker, reports full-earning results this morning. Stephen Beard checks to see if alcohol sales are up in these economic hard times.

U.S. Chamber lists economic priorities

Aug 28, 2008
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today issued its top economic priorities, and the list includes more than housing, credit and energy costs. From Washington, Danielle Carson reports.

Big market for firewood -- pizza joints

Aug 28, 2008
Firewood brings up images of roaring fireplaces and getting all cozy around them. But firewood distributers in New York are going a steady business in another way. Mark Foggin reports.

Tactics eased in federal investigations

Aug 28, 2008
The government is expected to announce it will no longer penalize companies it is investigating for using attorney-client privilege or paying an employee's legal fees. Janet Babin reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC