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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  • China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

    China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-09-18 11:57:05 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:18 AM EDT2018-09-19 07:18:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andy Wong). In this Sept. 16, 2018, photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will "dig its heels in" after U.S. tariff hikes and app...(AP Photo/Andy Wong). In this Sept. 16, 2018, photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will "dig its heels in" after U.S. tariff hikes and app...
    China appears unlikely to back down after Trump approves new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
    China appears unlikely to back down after Trump approves new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
  • Florence's flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

    Florence's flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:38:59 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-09-19 07:17:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.
    Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.
  • Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

    Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:37:40 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-09-19 07:17:48 GMT
    Qatar Airways announces $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid boycott of Doha by Arab quartet.
    Qatar Airways announces $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid boycott of Doha by Arab quartet.
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