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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Feb 5, 2014

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.

Segments From this episode

Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

Feb 5, 2014
For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.

Irish bankers on trial for financial collapse

Feb 5, 2014
The financial trial of the century begins in Ireland as Anglo Irish Bank officials are accused of trying to pump up their share price.

Spain's skilled and affordable workers may turn the tide

Feb 5, 2014
Spain is still suffering from an economic crisis that has left 26 million people unemployed.

What online job listings tell us about the economy

Feb 5, 2014
The Conference Board is out with this month's Help Wanted Online index. It’s a survey of some 16,000 online job listings.

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

Feb 5, 2014
The realization that cigarettes and pharmacies are a very odd pairing.

Obama administration to announce climate hubs

Feb 5, 2014
The regional offices will assist farmers in coping with disasters caused by climate change.

PODCAST: What are 'Climate Hubs?'

Feb 5, 2014
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.

India's reaction to Satya Nadella becoming Microsoft CEO

Feb 5, 2014
The BBC's Yogita Lamaye to see how Nadella's home country is reacting to the announcement.

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC