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BC-Business News Digest

October 12, 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:

FINANCIAL MARKETS-VOLATILITY RETURNS — After months of relative calm, Wall Street has been jolted by a sudden run of turbulent trading. What now? One natural reaction to increased volatility is the inclination to get off the wild ride and sell. If you have a lengthy time horizon for the investment, say a decade, the general recommendation is to resist that temptation. By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Alex Veiga. UPCOMING: 750 words, photo at 3 a.m.

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

TOYS AFTER TOYS R US — When Toys R Us closed its doors for good, customers mourned the loss. But retailers saw an opportunity. Rather than cede that ground to Amazon, companies like Target, Walmart and Party City ramped up their offerings. And now, ahead of the pivotal holiday season, they are going even further by creating play areas for kids, offering demos of new toys and staging events like scavenger hunts in the stores. By Anne D’Innocenzio. UPCOMING: 900 words, photo after midnight.

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EARNINGS:

EARNS-JPMORGAN — The bank reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo after release of report at about 7 a.m.

EARNS-CITIGROUP — The bank reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo after release of report at about 8 a.m.

EARNS-WELLS FARGO — The bank reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo after release of report at about 8 a.m.

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