Cheddar Afternoon Business Update 10/12: Facebook, SpaceX, Google

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says her company owes the American people an apology for "things that shouldn't have happened" on the site during the 2016 election.

Facebook unintentionally enabled Russian interference through ads on its platform. Sandberg made the comments during an Axios live event on Thursday.

SpaceX pulled off its 15th rocket launch of the year, sending a previously used Falcon 9 vessel carrying a communications satellite into space. It was the second launch for Elon Musk's company this week and the third time SpaceX has sent a used vessel into orbit. Reusing a spacecraft drastically cuts costs and could make Musk's goal of space travel more attainable.

And Google is issuing a permanent fix to its new Home Mini smart speaker. The virtual assistant was recording conversations without users knowing because the button on top of the device was faulty and activating on its own. Google tried a software update, but now says it is completely disabling the button to prevent any further privacy issues.

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  • Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

    Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

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    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, a man pushes a cart while shopping at a Walmart store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, a man pushes a cart while shopping at a Walmart store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.
    Walmart is raising its outlook for the year after beating all expectations for the second quarter.
    Walmart is raising its outlook for the year after beating all expectations for the second quarter.
  • The Latest: Company responsible for bridge pledges action

    The Latest: Company responsible for bridge pledges action

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:00 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:00:04 GMT
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    The holding company for Autostrade per l'Italia was facing a volatile trading day after the government announced it would take steps to revoke the concession following the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa.
    The holding company for Autostrade per l'Italia was facing a volatile trading day after the government announced it would take steps to revoke the concession following the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa.
  • Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

    Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-08-16 12:25:16 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE- This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger Co. has chosen a Phoenix suburb as the launching pad for delivering groceries to doorsteps using drive...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE- This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger Co. has chosen a Phoenix suburb as the launching pad for delivering groceries to doorsteps using drive...
    Kroger initiates testing of driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona.
    Kroger initiates testing of driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona.
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