Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 28, 2008