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October 10, 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 OFFICE PARKS-SCHOOLS — Across the country, office parks that have lost their luster with employers are being repurposed as school buildings. Colleges and K-12 districts willing to think beyond traditional school settings are retrofitting office space to help them deal with growing enrollments and a scarcity of available land in urban and suburban areas. By Michael Melia. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos at 1 a.m.

CANADA-MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION — Next week, Canada becomes the first major country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, following the much smaller South American nation of Uruguay. It’s a profound social shift fueled by a desire to bring the black market into a regulated, taxed system, after nearly a century of prohibition failed to stem the drug’s prevalence. By Gene Johnson and Rob Gillies. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos, video at 2 a.m.

With: CANADA-MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-THINGS TO KNOW — Key things to know about Canada’s marijuana legalization. UPCOMING: 800 words at 2 a.m.

RECYCLING SHAKE-UP — A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities across the nation to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch. 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.

INTERNATIONAL:

ISRAEL-FRANKINCENSE HONEY — An Israeli farmer is cashing in by producing exotic honey from a rare tree that produces frankincense — the resin once worth its weight in gold and venerated in the Bible. But while the honey has brought in sweet profits, the farm’s location, in a West Bank settlement, has left a bitter taste for some. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos at 2 a.m.

ZIMBABWE-TUMBLING ECONOMY — As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snaking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the country — somehow — has risen to middle-income status. By Farai Mutsaka. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video at 5 a.m.

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