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BC-Business News Digest

July 31, 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.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

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

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

EMPLOYMENT COSTS — The Labor Department releases the employment cost index for the second quarter, a measure of wage and benefit growth. By Matt Ott. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m., 350 words by 9:15 a.m.

HOME PRICES — The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for May 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 July 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.

EARNINGS:

SKOREA-EARNS-SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS — Samsung Electronics Co. says its second-quarter earnings rose 2 percent over a year earlier, missing expectations due to sales of smartphones and display panels that offset robust memory chip sales. By Youkyung Lee. SENT: 300 words.

JAPAN-EARNS-HONDA — The automaker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 2 a.m.

JAPAN-EARNS-NINTENDO — The video game maker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 3 a.m.

EARNS-PFIZER — The drug maker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 6:45 a.m.

EARNS-APPLE — The iPhone maker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words after release of report at about 4:30 p.m.

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