Apr 2, 2018

04/02/2018: The fight against fake news

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(Markets Edition) Major stock indices are down following China's announcement it's going to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods. We'll look at some other factors causing market uncertainty, and then discuss what economists are anticipating from the…

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(Markets Edition) Major stock indices are down following China’s announcement it’s going to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods. We’ll look at some other factors causing market uncertainty, and then discuss what economists are anticipating from the March jobs report. Next, we’ll talk about the growing business around services for people who vacation and stay at private residences like Airbnb, and then we’ll examine some of the methods and technology people are coming up with to combat fake news.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC