Cheddar morning business update 10/12: Southwest to add flight service to Hawaii

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Oct. 12, 2017: 

  • Amazon is targeting teen shoppers. The retailer will now give 13 to 17 year olds an independent login that allows them to browse items and make purchases. However, parents get a text or email first before the purchase is finalized. 
  • Virtual reality is becoming more of a reality. Facebook is lowering the price of its standalone VR headset called “Oculus Go.” It doesn’t require a phone or computer to work. The headset will be available in early 2018 and will cost $199.
  • If you're dreaming of a trip to Hawaii, you'll soon have one more way to get there. Southwest airlines plans to launch service to Hawaii next year. Unlike most American airlines, Southwest still lets travelers bring bags for free and has a no fee model.

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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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