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Jan 3, 2017

01/03/17: Can AI fix fake news?

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Congress started a new session today, and that means the renewed Republican effort to repeal Obamacare is underway. Plus, President-elect Donald Trump's trade rep pick and his tweets at GM. Finally, the race to build artificial intelligence to find and scrub fake news.

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Foreign students may have a tougher time finding jobs in the U.S.

Jan 3, 2017
Since 2015 the U.S. has received close to 500,000 H1B visa applications. Only a third have been granted.
Arizona State University’s international student population has more than doubled in the past five years, from nearly 5,000 in 2011 to more than 12,000 in 2016. These students attended an ASU career fair in 2013.
Arizona State University, Career and professional Development Services

How hackers are using AI to fight fake news

Jan 3, 2017
Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary talks to Wired Senior Staff Writer Cade Metz about how technologists are combining artificial intelligence with human fact checkers to take down fake news.
A screenshot of Facebook's process for flagging a fake news post.
Donna Tam/Marketplace

Detroit automakers respond to more Trump tariff threats

Jan 3, 2017
Building abroad makes economic sense for U.S. automakers.

Are college towns the cure for a slumping U.S. economy?

Jan 3, 2017
Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary talks to Wall Street Journal editor Bob Davis about why some cities are recovering faster than others.
A scene from the Murray State University's homecoming. The school's town is featured in a recent study about thriving college towns.
Murray State University/Facebook

The challenges of getting on grocery store shelves

Jan 3, 2017
Small food and beverage manufacturers often lack the distribution muscle to keep their products well stocked at stores.
Small food and beverage manufacturers lack distribution muscle, compared to some of their big name competitors

 
Annie Baxter/Marketplace

Republicans ponder how to replace the Affordable Care Act

Jan 3, 2017
Republicans began their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act Tuesday. Problem is, now that they have the political power to do it, some lawmakers are realizing they need to replace elements of the law. Some Republican believe health insurance exists not to cover the basics, like a check-up, but to protect people from financial […]

Trade rep nominee to tackle international deals

Jan 3, 2017
Lighthizer worked sensitive deals in Reagan Administration
President-elect Trump selected lawyer Robert Lighthizer as his administration's U.S. Trade Representative. 
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Megyn Kelly leaves Fox for NBC

Jan 3, 2017
Fox reportedly offered her 20 million to stay.
Megyn Kelly looks on during the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox News at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on January 28, 2016. 
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Congress started a new session today, and that means the renewed Republican effort to repeal Obamacare is underway. Plus, President-elect Donald Trump’s trade rep pick and his tweets at GM. Finally, the race to build artificial intelligence to find and scrub fake news.

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