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BC-Business News Digest

February 1, 2019

Here are AP Business News’ latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

NET-NEUTRALITY-LEGAL FIGHT _ Tech companies and nearly half a dozen U.S. states are clashing with the Trump administration in federal court over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of rules aimed at preventing big internet providers from discriminating against certain technology and services. The faceoff comes in a federal appeals court hearing Friday. By Marcy Gordon. UPCOMING: 140 words at 3 a.m. Will be updated following start of court hearing at about 9:30 a.m.

ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT _ The U.S. government issues the January jobs report, which will reveal the latest unemployment rate and number of jobs U.S. employers added. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m. 350 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.

ECONOMY-MANUFACTURING _ The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for January. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m. 350 words by 10:45 a.m.

EARNINGS:

JAPAN-EARNS-HONDA _ The automaker reports earnings. UPCOMING: 150 words, photo at about 1:30 a.m.

JAPAN-EARNS-SONY _ The electronics and entertainment giant reports earnings. UPCOMING: 150 words, photo at about 2 a.m.

EARNS-MERCK _ The drugmaker reports quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo at about 7 a.m.

EARNS-EXXON MOBIL _ The energy behemoth quarterly results. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo at about 8 a.m.

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