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BC-Business News Digest

November 22, 2018

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:

NISSAN-GHOSN — Nissan Motor Co. fires Carlos Ghosn as chairman, curtailing the powerful executive’s nearly two decade long reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 750 words, photos.

With: JAPAN-NISSAN-Q&A — A look at what is known about Ghosn’s situation. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 400 words, photo.

FAST CHECKOUT-HOLIDAY — Retailers will once again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for the start of the holiday season. But they’ll also try to get shoppers out of their stores faster than ever by minimizing the thing they hate most: long lines. By Retail Writers Joseph Pisani and Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 550 words, photos.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces wide-ranging criticism from skeptical lawmakers as she seeks to portray a draft agreement on a post-Brexit relationship with the European Union as a “good deal for our country.” By Gregory Katz and Lorne Cook. SENT: 850 words, photos.

With: BREXIT-KEY POINTS — The draft divorce agreement between British and European Union negotiators has two parts: a legally binding withdrawal agreement, which runs more than 580 pages, and a 26-page political declaration on future relations. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 550 words, photo.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Global stock markets mostly fall as concerns about economic growth continue to weigh on sentiment and trading is thinned by the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. U.S. financial markets are closed. By Annabelle Liang. SENT: 450 words, photos.

INDUSTRY:

CHINA-DOLCE&GABBANA — Dolce&Gabbana goods disappear from Chinese e-commerce sites as the fallout grew over remarks insulting to China that were apparently made by two of its Instagram accounts. The company has blamed hackers. By Ken Moritsugu. SENT: 450 words, photo.

JD-CHINESE BILLIONAIRE ARRESTED — Nearly three months after Chinese billionaire Richard Liu was accused of rape and arrested in Minneapolis, there is still no word on whether he will face criminal charges. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 750 words, photo.

TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA:

EUROPE-GOOGLE-ADS — Google says it’s expanding stricter political advertising requirements to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc’s elections next year. SENT: 250 words.

INTERNATIONAL:

GREECE-DEBT RELIEF — A eurozone bailout fund has approved the implementation of a major debt relief plan for Greece that it says would provide the crisis-scarred country significant savings over several decades. By Derek Gatopoulos and Lorne Cook. SENT: 300 words, photos.

ITALY-ECONOMY — Italy’s leader says that the government will speed up investments to help economic growth, but that the main points of its big-spending budget plan would not be changed despite the EU’s warning it is in serious breach of the rules. By Colleen Barry. SENT: 300 words, photo.

PERSONAL FINANCE:

NERDWALLET-HOME AFFORDABILITY-3Q — Big coastal cities have some of the highest house prices in the country. In comparison, medium-size cities are often relative bargains. But not always. By Holden Lewis. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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