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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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In the US, there's a persistent criticism is that no high-level Wall Street executives went to jail for their role in the 2008 financial collapse. That may not, in the end, be the case in Ireland.  The former chairman and CEO of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, and two deputies go on trial today in Dublin for allegedly trying to pump up the bank's share price.  The trial is described as one of the most complex in Ireland's history. Meanwhile, as California deals with its record drought, rain has also been hard to come by in Texas. But there's a man in Dripping Springs, Texas with an unorthodox proposal to address the record water shortages that have gripped much of his state: Collecting rainwater. He installs systems for his neighbors in the hill country west of Austin, and sells "bottled cloud juice" to cafes and hotels in the city.

Congress holds hearing data breaches at Target, retailers

Executives are answering questions about data security.
Posted In: Target, data breach, Congress

India's reaction to Satya Nadella becoming Microsoft CEO

The BBC's Yogita Lamaye to see how Nadella's home country is reacting to the announcement.
Posted In: India, Microsoft, Satya Nadella

PODCAST: What are 'Climate Hubs?'

The Obama administration is set to announce the creation of regional offices called climate hubs today. Also, Twitter is set to release its first earnings report.
Posted In: Twitter, climate hubs, spain

Obama administration to announce climate hubs

The regional offices will assist farmers in coping with disasters caused by climate change.
Posted In: climate hubs, climate change, executive orders

CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco by Oct. 1

The realization that cigarettes and pharmacies are a very odd pairing.
Posted In: CVS, pharmacy, health care, tobacco, cigarettes

Using apps to track cattle in Scotland

A look at the app designed by Scottish teenagers to help track cattle.
Posted In: app, cattle, Scotland

What online job listings tell us about the economy

The Conference Board is out with this month's Help Wanted Online index. It’s a survey of some 16,000 online job listings.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployement

Designing battlefield technology to save lives

Usually the technology of war is focused on destroying life, but one start up is working on inventions to save it.
Posted In: war, military technology, medical technology, MedRevx

Spain's skilled and affordable workers may turn the tide

Spain is still suffering from an economic crisis that has left 26 million people unemployed.
Posted In: spain, unemployement

Irish bankers on trial for financial collapse

The financial trial of the century begins in Ireland as Anglo Irish Bank officials are accused of trying to pump up their share price.
Posted In: financial crisis, Ireland, Ireland bailout, bank bailout

What story will Twitter's first earnings report tell?

As Twitter reports earnings as a public company for the first time, analysts watch for more than just how much money it brought in.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter IPO, Earnings

Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.
Posted In: water, drought, texas

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This Is Not The Time
Booka Shade
In The Grace Of Your Love
The Rapture
Go With You
Toro Y Moi
Her Hollow Ways
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
The Black Keys Work (Phonique Remix Instrumental)
Erlend Øye