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.