Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 9, 2013

Over the last four days, China's commercial capital Shanghai has been smothered by its worst air pollution on record.  Buildings were invisible from the waist up, flights were canceled, and city vehicles have been ordered off the roads as people stay indoors, hunkered down around their particle filters. And, today Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk launches a series called A Lot to Give. It's about high-wealth philanthropy, which is sometimes defined as people who give a million dollars or more. It turns out there are some 80,000 private charitable foundations operating in the U.S. today. And you don't have to be crazy rich to launch one.

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Trucks and cars drive on a Brooklyn highway at dusk in New York City. New York has some of the dirtiest air in the U.S. Is that in part the fault of New York State's neighbors?
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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.