Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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The final text of the so-called Volcker rule is set to debut this morning. The controversial centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that came out of the 2008 economic collapse, the Volcker rule will attempt to limit this proprietary trading in the interest of avoiding another taxpayer bailout of Wall Street. Officials in China are worried that credit there got too easy, fueling what might be a speculative bubble. Some Chinese lenders have used borrowing between banks as a disguise for some of their riskier ventures. But interbank lending is a bedrock part of the legitimate financial system and some foreign banks are feeling caught up in China's crackdown. And, this week, Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk is taking a deep dive into philanthropy. Today, we meet someone who's learned a few lessons about grant-making, the hard way.