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BC-Business News Digest

October 9, 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:

NOBEL-ECONOMICS-CARBON TAX — Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists, but neither development is likely to break down political resistance to a carbon tax. By David Koenig. SENT: 980 words, photos.

US-ELECTION 2018-MARIJUANA — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide now if the drug should be legal for any adult 21 and older. By Frank S. Baker. Upcoming: Text, photos by 11 a.m.

INDUSTRY:

US ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR WISCONSIN — Gov. Scott Walker takes his argument against Democrat Tony Evers and his willingness to raise the gas tax straight to the gas station pump. Upcoming: text.

INTERNATIONAL:

NETHERLANDS-CLIMATE CHANGE — Judges deliver their verdict in the Dutch government’s appeal against a landmark 2015 environmental ruling that ordered authorities to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020. By Michael C. Corder. UPCOMING: Text photos.

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