Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.