False news equipment are not the only problem besetting Facebook

“MARK ZUCKERBERG, passed at 32, denies Facebook has problem with feign news.” The satirical headline, which done the rounds online this week, easily encapsulates the many new woes of the world’s largest social network: its algorithms, critics say, filled users’ newsfeeds with misinformation—and in the routine shabby the American election …

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The future of the A380

AT THE world’s major airports, plane-spotters mostly spend days watchful for the world’s largest newcomer plane, the Airbus A380, to make an appearance. The nerds at Dubai International Airport are spoilt for choice. It is home to Emirates, an airline that owns 86 of the beast aircraft, almost half of …

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The business of reselling returned shop items

Can we send him back, too? IN STORES and warehouses opposite America, they wait: towers of toys, scarves piled on scarves, box on box of shoes. The central start of holiday selling in America starts on “Black Friday” on Nov 25th. Retailers wish to sell some-more than $650bn of products …

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Barcelona hits Airbnb with a large fine

THE phoney fight between home-sharing websites and Barcelona seems to have come to an end. After months of ring between the parties, this week Barcelona levied fines of €600,000 ($636,000) any on Airbnb and HomeAway, which it says have been charity to lease properties that do not have a traveller …

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American bankers demeanour brazen to a bonfire of financial rules

BEFORE the presidential election, Wall Street dreaded Donald Trump as a dangerous, indeterminate and disruptive, if improbable, president. Since his victory, fear has incited to hope. Stockmarkets are at record highs and shares in financial institutions have been among the best performers. Mr Trump, it turns out, looks to big …

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British mutual-fund fees are too high

BANKS tend to squeeze the headlines when it comes to financial scandals and systemic risk. But many people have a lot some-more income squirrelled divided with the asset-management industry, in the form of pensions and lifetime savings, than they do in their bank accounts. A new report* from one of …

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Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest

THE NEW Trump Tower in Worli, a buzzing district of Mumbai, looks like any building site but its selling sells a dream. A golden structure soars to the sky alongside a picture of Donald Trump. He is—potential residents are assured—the bullion customary around the globe, a dealmaker but counterpart who …

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