Cheddar Afternoon Business Report 10/10: Microsoft, Facebook, Southwest Airlines

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Microsoft is looking into whether Russian-backed groups bought ads on any of its platforms during the presidential election. Microsoft hasn't found any inappropriate activity as of yet, according to Reuters.

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to aid Puerto Rico recovery efforts. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in virtual reality that Facebook is building "population maps" for organizations like the Red Cross to see which areas are most in need. Zuckerberg is drawing criticism for using the devastation to advertise Facebook's VR system. 

Southwest Airlines' new 737 is painted in the colors of coco, a new Disney Pixar movie out in November. The animated film follows a young boy's travels throughout Mexico. Southwest started to fly international routes three years ago and now flies to numerous Mexican destinations.

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    Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

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    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). In this photo taken Wednesday, June 20, 2018, anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporters hold placards during a protest near the Houses of Parliament in London. The divisions opened up by the 2016 referendum have not healed, but hardened, s...(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). In this photo taken Wednesday, June 20, 2018, anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporters hold placards during a protest near the Houses of Parliament in London. The divisions opened up by the 2016 referendum have not healed, but hardened, s...
    Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
    Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
  • Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

    Honduran girl in symbolic photo not separated from mother

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    A crying Honduran toddler whose picture was used on the cover of Time magazine and became a symbol of President Trump's immigration policy, was not separated from her mother, U.S. government officials say.
    A crying Honduran toddler whose picture was used on the cover of Time magazine and became a symbol of President Trump's immigration policy, was not separated from her mother, U.S. government officials say.
  • Europe looks for an end to Greece's 8-year bailout saga

    Europe looks for an end to Greece's 8-year bailout saga

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:22:11 GMT
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    Eurozone nations are working on the final elements of a plan to get Greece successfully out of its eight-year bailout program and keep its massive debt burden manageable.
    Eurozone nations are working on the final elements of a plan to get Greece successfully out of its eight-year bailout program and keep its massive debt burden manageable.
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