Cheddar afternoon business update 10/10: Microsoft, Facebook & Southwest Airlines

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Top afternoon business and technology headlines for Oct. 10, 2017.

  • Microsoft says it is looking into whether or not Russian-backed groups bought ads on any of its platforms during the 2016 presidential election.
  • Facebook announced via Virtual Reality that the company is creating “population maps” to help with Puerto Rico hurricane recovery.
  • Southwest Airlines planes have been painted for the new Disney Pixar movie “Coco.”
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  • 5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

    5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:31:03 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:32 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:32:41 GMT
    Much of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at this week's twice-every-decade congress...
    Much of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at this week's twice-every-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party.
  • Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

    Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:51:06 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:32 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:32:31 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday.
    Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday.
  • Spanish premier urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

    Spanish premier urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:30 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:30:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:32 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:32:11 GMT
    Some 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners.
    Some 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners.
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