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BC-Business News Digest

September 18, 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:

TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. By Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 900 words, photos.

With: TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS-Q&A — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. Here’s a look at what’s happening and its likely impact. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 1,000 words after midnight.

JAPAN-FLYING CAR — The Japanese government has started a “flying car” project, bringing together more than a dozen companies, including All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC, Toyota-backed startup Cartivator and Uber, the ride-hailing service. The first meeting was held last month. A “road map” is being readied by the end of this year. Uber officials, in Tokyo recently to push its plans for affordable flights called UberAir, say Japan is being considered for its first international “launch city.” UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos, video after midnight.

CLEAN WATER-BREWERIES — Craft brewery operators whose most important ingredient comes from the nation’s lakes and rivers are becoming a strong voice for clean water. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos after midnight.

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