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December 21, 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:

NO CELL HOTELS — Can you take a vacation from your cell phone? A growing number of hotels will help you find out. Some resorts are offering perks, like snorkeling tours and s’mores, to guests who manage to give up their phones for a few hours. Some have phone-free hours at their pools; others are banning distracting devices from public places altogether. By Dee-Ann Durbin. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos at 1 a.m.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

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

ECONOMY-GDP — The Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m., 400 words by 9:15 a.m.

CONSUMER SPENDING — The Commerce Department issues its November report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m., 350 words by 10:45 a.m.

DURABLE GOODS — The Commerce Department releases its August report on durable goods. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m.

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