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August 2, 2018

Here are AP Business News’ latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

AP EXPLAINS: FACEBOOK POLITICAL ADS — The social network is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads, right up to forcing responsible parties to identify themselves by receiving mail at a known home address. But how does the system enforce these requirements? How does it even define a political ad, particularly when a computer is making that judgment? By Barbara Ortutay. UPCOMING: 1,000 words at 3 a.m.

PAPA JOHN’S FOUNDER — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter speaks about his future at the chain in an interview with The Associated Press. By Candice Choi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo at 3 a.m.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.

MORTGAGE RATES — Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m., 300 words by 10:45 a.m.

EARNINGS:

EARNS-BMW — The German automaker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 3 a.m.

EARNS-SIEMENS — The German industrial equipment maker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 3 a.m.

ITALY-EARNS-UNICREDIT — Italy’s largest bank reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 5 a.m.

EARNS-AETNA — The health insurer reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 6:30 a.m.

EARNS-YUM BRANDS — The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 7 a.m.

PERSONAL FINANCE:

OF MUTUAL INTEREST - SMALL-CAP REITS — Sal Bruno, chief investment officer at IndexIQ, weighs in on what investors can expect from small-cap real estate investment trusts after a strong rebound in the second quarter. By Alex Veiga. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo by noon.

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