Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 8, 2014

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Nevada drought
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The massive drought across the west is hurting businesses and farmers across the country. We take a look at how some groups are making money off the drought. Plus, according to a recent study from the Urban Institute, an estimated 1 in 3 adults, around 77 million people, are so far behind on their debt that their account has been placed in collections. We'll talk with David Lazarus, Consumer columnist from the LA Times, an explore what you can do to get back on your feet. Actress and musician Alicia Witt tells us a time about when she played a costly prank on her dad, and Jessica Pressler and Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal join Lizzie for brunch.
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Weekend Brunch: 'Too big to fail'

Joe Weisenthal from Business Insider and NY Mag's Jessica Pressler discuss the economic issues out there. Plus, it's the weekend...
Posted In: Opinion
Wall Street

Big banks fail their financial checkup

Is it too late to regulate 'too big to fail' banks?
Posted In: News
Ball and chain.

Your Wallet: 1 in 3 Americans have debt in collections

According to a study from the Urban Institute, an estimated 1 in 3 adults, around 77 million people, are so far behind on their debt that their account has been placed in collections.
Posted In: bad debt, collection, collection agency
Actress and musician Alicia Witt.

My money story: Actor and musician Alicia Witt

Actress and musician Alicia Witt decides to teach her father a lesson about handling his cash
Posted In: my money story, Family finance lessons, Opinion

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Rising Son
Takuya Kuroda
Color Sky
Monster Rally
Swing guitars
Django Reinhardt
The Boogie Monster
Gnarls Barkley
Reservoir
Metronomy