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BC-Business News Digest

October 5, 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:

ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT-LOOKAHEAD — The strength of the U.S. job market shows no sign of flagging. When the government issues its September jobs data on Friday, it’s expected to report that employers added a solid 184,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate dipped from 3.9 percent to 3.8 percent, matching an 18-year low. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 500 words at 3 a.m.

With: ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT — The U.S. government issues the September jobs report. Analysts forecast that American employers added 184,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate slipped to 3.8 percent. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m. 400 words by 9:15 a.m.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

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

TRADE GAP — The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for August. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m., 300 words by 9:15 a.m.

CONSUMER BORROWING — The Federal Reserve releases its August report on consumer borrowing. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 3 p.m., 300 words by 3:45 p.m.

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