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WBR: US economic growth slows almost to zero 29 Apr 15

April 29th, 2015

Episode 311 of 861 episodes

The US economy "all but stagnated" in the first three months of the year, growing at an annual rate of just 0.2%. We talk to Benjamin Friedman, an economist at Harvard University. Technology journalist Rupert Goodwins explains how one tweet may have cost Twitter's shareholders almost $8bn. And BBC business correspondent Theo Leggett tells the story of the British trader accused of helping to trigger Wall Street's "Flash Crash" in 2010.

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