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

Facebook has clarified its policy that websites that spread false news can't use its ad-selling network. Above, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives a speech in Barcelona, Spain. David Ramos/Getty Images

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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.

by Adrian Ma Jan 3, 2017
Since 2015 the U.S. has received close to 500,000 H1B visa applications. Only a third have been granted.

How hackers are using AI to fight fake news

by Robert Garrova 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.

Detroit automakers respond to more Trump tariff threats

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

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

by Cerise Castle 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.

The challenges of getting on grocery store shelves

by Annie Baxter Jan 3, 2017
Small food and beverage manufacturers often lack the distribution muscle to keep their products well stocked at stores.

Republicans ponder how to replace the Affordable Care Act

by Dan Gorenstein 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

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 3, 2017
Lighthizer worked sensitive deals in Reagan Administration
Final Note

Megyn Kelly leaves Fox for NBC

by Lizzie O'Leary Jan 3, 2017
Fox reportedly offered her 20 million to stay.

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