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BC-Business News Digest

January 29, 2019

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

TOP STORIES:

US-CHINA TRADE TALKS-HUAWEI _ The Justice Department’s new charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei and a top Huawei executive are sure to affect the U.S.-China trade talks being held Wednesday and Thursday in Washington. Despite the escalation in tensions likely to result from the charges, the financial world will be hoping for some sort of accord this week to prevent any escalation of the two nations’ trade war and perhaps for some agreement, however tentative, on the Trump administration’s key complaints. By Christopher Rugaber and Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos after midnight.

HUAWEI-T-MOBILE’S ROBOT _ The U.S. government is alleging Chinese tech company Huawei went so far as to steal a robot’s arm in its bid to get its hands on T-Mobile’s trade secrets. The Justice Department unveiled a 10-count grand jury indictment in Seattle in a case that centers on a T-Mobile phone-testing robot named “Tappy.” By Tali Arbel. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos 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.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE _ The Conference Board releases its January index on U.S. consumer confidence. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m. 300 words by 10:45 a.m.

HOME PRICES _ The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for November is released. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 9:00 a.m. 300 words by 9:45 a.m.

EARNINGS

EARNS-PFIZER _ The pharmaceutical company quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo after release of the report at about 6:30 a.m.

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