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BC-Business News Digest

September 25, 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:

US-NEAR COLLISION-SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT — Video captured the moment that an off-course Air Canada jet flew just a few dozen feet over the tops of four other jetliners filled with passengers. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will consider the probable cause of the close call in July 2017 at San Francisco International Airport. UPCOMING: 350 words at 1 a.m. Will be updated from the hearing scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

JAPAN-WIRED CHILDREN — For the kids, it’s all about having fun. Japanese preschool programs equipped with tablet computers aim to prepare kids for the digital age. The Associated Press visited Coby Preschool, in a town northeast of Tokyo, where toddlers use tablets to color birds and flowers that appear to come alive as 3-D computer graphics. Experts say the applications are meant to encourage creativity and collaboration, although they warn of the risks of relying too heavily on technology. By Yuri Kageyama. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos after midnight.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

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

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

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE — The Conference Board releases its September index on U.S. consumer confidence. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m., 300 words by 10:45 a.m.

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